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give

  

  

  

vb

  

, gives, giving, gave

  

, given

  

mainly tr

  

1

  

also intr

  

to present or deliver voluntarily (something that is one’s own) to the permanent possession of another or others

  

2

  

often foll by: for

  

to transfer (something that is one’s own, esp. money) to the possession of another as part of an exchange

  

to give fifty pounds for a painting

  

  

3

  

to place in the temporary possession of another

  

I gave him my watch while I went swimming

  

  

4

  

when intr, foll by: of

  

to grant, provide, or bestow

  

give me some advice

  

  

5

  

to administer

  

to give a reprimand

  

  

6

  

to award or attribute

  

to give blame, praise, etc.

  

  

7

  

to be a source of

  

he gives no trouble

  

  

8

  

to impart or communicate

  

to give news, give a person a cold

  

  

9

  

to utter or emit

  

to give a shout

  

  

10

  

to perform, make, or do

  

the car gave a jolt and stopped

  

  

11

  

to sacrifice or devote

  

he gave his life for his country

  

  

12

  

to surrender

  

to give place to others

  

  

13

  

to concede or yield

  

I will give you this game

  

  

14

  

intr

  

Informal

  

to happen

  

what gives?

  

  

15

  

often foll by: to

  

to cause; lead

  

she gave me to believe that she would come

  

  

16

  

foll by: for

  

to value (something) at

  

I don’t give anything for his promises

  

  

17

  

to perform or present as an entertainment

  

to give a play

  

  

18

  

to propose as a toast

  

I give you the Queen

  

  

19

  

intr

  

to yield or break under force or pressure

  

this surface will give if you sit on it, his courage will never give

  

  

20

  


give as good as one gets

  

to respond to verbal or bodily blows to at least an equal extent as those received

  

21

  


give battle

  

to commence fighting

  

22

  


give birth

  

often foll by: to

  

a

  

to bear (offspring)

  

b

  

to produce, originate, or create (an idea, plan, etc.)

  

23

  


give (a person) five or some skin

  

Slang

  

to greet or congratulate (someone) by slapping raised hands

  

24

  


give ground

  

to draw back or retreat

  

25

  


give (someone) one

  

  

(Brit)

  

taboo slang

  

to have sex with someone

  

26

  


give rise to

  

to be the cause of

  

27

  


give me

  

Informal

  

I prefer

  

give me hot weather any day!

  

  

28

  


give or take

  

plus or minus

  

three thousand people came, give or take a few hundred

  

  

29

  


give way

  

  

See

  

  

  

way

  

  

  

24

  

30

  


give (a person) what for

  

Informal

  

to punish or reprimand (a person) severely

  

  

  

n

  

31

  

a tendency to yield under pressure; resilience

  

there’s bound to be some give in a long plank, there is no give in his moral views

  

  

  

(See also)

  

  

  

give away

  

  

  

give in

  

  

  

give off

  

  

  

give onto

  

  

  

give out

  

  

  

give over

  

  

  

give up

  

  

  

(Old English giefan; related to Old Norse gefa, Gothic giban, Old High German geban, Swedish giva)

  


  

givable, giveable

  

  

adj

  


  

giver

  

  

n

  

give-and-take

  

  

  

n

  

1

  

mutual concessions, shared benefits, and cooperation

  

2

  

a smoothly flowing exchange of ideas and talk

  

  

  

vb

  


  

give and take

  

intr

  

3

  

to make mutual concessions

  

give away

  

  

  

vb

  

tr, adv

  

1

  

to donate or bestow as a gift, prize, etc.

  

2

  

to sell very cheaply

  

3

  

to reveal or betray (esp. in the phrases give the game or show away)

  

4

  

to fail to use (an opportunity) through folly or neglect

  

5

  

to present (a bride) formally to her husband in a marriage ceremony

  

6

  

  

(Austral. and N.Z.)

  

informal

  

to give up or abandon (something)

  

  

  

n

  


  

giveaway

  

7

  

a betrayal or disclosure of information, esp. when unintentional

  

8

  

  

(Chiefly U.S. and Canadian)

  

something given, esp. with articles on sale, at little or no charge to increase sales, attract publicity, etc.

  

9

  

  

(Journalism)

  

  

another name for

  

  

  

freesheet

  

10

  

  

(Chiefly U.S. and Canadian)

  

a radio or television programme characterized by the award of money and prizes

  

11

  

modifier

  

a

  

very cheap (esp. in the phrase giveaway prices)

  

b

  

free of charge

  

a giveaway property magazine

  

  

give in

  

  

  

vb

  

adv

  

1

  

intr

  

to yield; admit defeat

  

2

  

tr

  

to submit or deliver (a document)

  

give off

  

  

  

vb

  

tr, adv

  

to emit or discharge

  

the mothballs gave off an acrid odour

  

  

give onto

  

  

  

vb

  

intr; prep

  

to afford a view or prospect of

  

their new house gives onto the sea

  

  

give out

  

  

  

vb

  

adv

  

1

  

tr

  

to emit or discharge

  

2

  

tr

  

to publish or make known

  

the chairman gave out that he would resign

  

  

3

  

tr

  

to hand out or distribute

  

they gave out free chewing gum on the street

  

  

4

  

intr

  

to become exhausted; fail

  

the supply of candles gave out

  

  

5

  

intr; foll by: to

  

  

(Irish)

  

informal

  

to reprimand (someone) at length

  

6

  

tr

  

  

(Cricket)

  

(of an umpire) to declare (a batsman) dismissed

  

give over

  

  

  

vb

  

adv

  

1

  

tr

  

to transfer, esp. to the care or custody of another

  

2

  

tr

  

to assign or resign to a specific purpose or function

  

the day was given over to pleasure

  

  

3

  

Informal

  

to cease (an activity)

  

give over fighting, will you!

  

  

give up

  

  

  

vb

  

adv

  

1

  

to abandon hope (for)

  

2

  

tr

  

to renounce (an activity, belief, etc.)

  

I have given up smoking

  

  

3

  

tr

  

to relinquish or resign from

  

he gave up the presidency

  

  

4

  

tr; usually reflexive

  

to surrender

  

the escaped convict gave himself up

  

  

5

  

tr

  

to reveal or disclose (information)

  

6

  

intr

  

to admit one’s defeat or inability to do something

  

7

  

tr; often passive or reflexive

  

to devote completely (to)

  

she gave herself up to caring for the sick

  

  

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