Definition of Give Away in English :

Define Give Away in English

Give Away meaning in English

Meaning of Give Away in English

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Give Away

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1. give away

make a gift of

Example Sentences:
'She gave away her antique furniture'

2. break, bring out, disclose, discover, divulge, expose, give away, let on, let out, reveal, unwrap

make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret

Example Sentences:
'The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold'
'The actress won't reveal how old she is'
'bring out the truth'
'he broke the news to her'
'unwrap the evidence in the murder case'

3. give away

formally hand over to the bridegroom in marriage; of a bride by her father

4. betray, denounce, give away, grass, rat, shit, shop, snitch, stag, tell on

give away information about somebody

Example Sentences:
'He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.

Give Away

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verb (tr, adverb)
to donate or bestow as a gift, prize, etc
to sell very cheaply
to reveal or betray (esp in the phrases give the game or show away)
to fail to use (an opportunity) through folly or neglect
to present (a bride) formally to her spouse in a marriage ceremony
6. Australian and New Zealand informal
to give up or abandon (something)
noun giveaway
a betrayal or disclosure of information, esp when unintentional
8. mainly US 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. mainly US and Canadian
a radio or television programme characterized by the award of money and prizes
11. (modifier)
very cheap (esp in the phrase giveaway prices)
free of charge
a giveaway property magazine

Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers

Give Away

see synonyms of give away
to make a gift of; donate; bestow
in a marriage ceremony, to present (the bride) ritually to the bridegroom
3.  US, Informal
to reveal, expose, or betray

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.

Give Away

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v. gave (gāv), giv·en (gĭvən), giv·ing, gives
1. To make a present of: We gave her flowers for her birthday.
2. To place in the hands of; pass: Give me the scissors.
a. To deliver in exchange or recompense; pay: gave five dollars for the book.
b. To let go for a price; sell: gave the used car away for two thousand dollars.
a. To administer: give him some cough medicine.
b. To convey by a physical action: gave me a punch in the nose.
c. To inflict as punishment: was given life imprisonment for the crime.
a. To bestow, especially officially; confer: The Bill of Rights gives us freedom of speech.
b. To accord or tender to another: Give him your confidence.
c. To put temporarily at the disposal of: gave them the cottage for a week.
d. To entrust to another, usually for a specified reason: gave me the keys for safekeeping.
e. To communicate, convey, or offer for conveyance: Give him my best wishes. Give us the latest news.
a. To endure the loss of; sacrifice: gave her son to the war; gave her life for her country.
b. To devote or apply completely: gives herself to her work.
c. To furnish or contribute: gave their time to help others.
d. To offer in good faith; pledge: Give me your word.
a. To allot as a portion or share.
b. To bestow (a name, for example).
c. To attribute (blame, for example) to someone; assign.
d. To award as due: gave us first prize.
8. To emit or utter: gave a groan; gave a muted response.
9. To submit for consideration, acceptance, or use: give an opinion; give an excuse.
a. To proffer to another: gave the toddler my hand.
b. To consent to engage (oneself) in sexual intercourse with another person.
a. To perform for an audience: give a recital.
b. To present to view: gave the sign to begin.
a. To offer as entertainment: give a dinner party.
b. To propose as a toast.
a. To be a source of; afford: His remark gave offense. Music gives her pleasure.
b. To cause to catch or be subject to (a disease or bodily condition): The draft gave me a cold.
c. To guide or direct, as by persuasion or behavior. Used with an infinitive phrase: You gave me to imagine you approved of my report.
a. To yield or produce: Cows give milk.
b. To bring forth or bear: trees that give fruit.
c. To produce as a result of calculation: 5 × 12 gives 60.
a. To manifest or show: gives promise of brilliance; gave evidence of tampering.
b. To carry out (a physical movement): give a wink; give a start.
16. To permit one to have or take: gave us an hour to finish.
17. To take an interest to the extent of: "My dear, I don't give a damn" (Margaret Mitchell).
1. To make gifts or donations: gives generously to charity.
a. To yield to physical force: The sail gave during the storm.
b. To collapse from force or pressure: The roof gave under the weight of the snow.
c. To yield to change: Both sides will have to give on some issues.
3. To afford access or a view; open: The doors give onto a terrace.
4. Slang To be in progress; happen: What gives?
1. Capacity or inclination to yield under pressure.
2. The quality or condition of resilience; springiness: "Fruits that have some give ... will have more juice than hard ones" (Elizabeth Schneider).

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