give

give
[c]/gɪv / (say giv)

verb (gave, given, giving)
verb (t)
1. to deliver freely; bestow; hand over: to give someone a present.
2. to deliver to another in exchange for something; pay.
3. to pass over to: give me that book, please.
4. to grant permission or opportunity to; enable; assign; award.
5. to set forth or show; present; offer.
6. to present to, or as to an audience: ladies and gentleman, I give you the Lord Mayor of Sydney.
7. to propose as the subject of a toast: I give you the bride.
8. to assign as a basis of calculation or reasoning; suppose; assume: given these facts.
9. to assign to someone as their right, lot, etc.: to give a child a name; to give someone their due.
10. Colloquial to tell; offer as explanation: don't give me that.
11. to be prepared to assign: I don't give a damn for your views.
12. to set aside for a specified purpose: he gives great attention to detail.
13. concede to (someone); admit: I'll give you that.
14. to furnish or provide: give aid; give evidence.
15. to afford or yield; produce: give satisfaction; give good results.
16. to make, do or perform: give a start; give a lurch.
17. to issue; put forth, emit, or utter: give a cry; give a command.
18. to cause: I was given to understand.
19. to impart or communicate: give advice; give someone a cold.
20. to deal or administer: give someone a blow; give someone medicine; give someone the sacrament.
21. to relinquish or surrender: to give ground.
22. to produce; present: to give a play.
23. to act as host at (a social function, etc.): to give a party.
24. to pledge: to give one's word of honour.
verb (i)
25. to make a gift or gifts.
26. to yield, as to pressure or strain; draw back; relax.
27. to break down; fail.
28. to be situated facing a specified direction: the house gives on to the seafront.
noun
29. the act or fact of yielding to pressure; elasticity.
30. Philippine English Colloquial an instalment payable on goods bought from small-time entrepreneurs who sell clothes and jewellery in workplaces or schools: I'm paying for this in four gives of 500 pesos.
phrase
31. give advice, to offer helpful information or warnings.
32. give an airing to, to promulgate (an idea, proposal, etc.), usually to evoke a response and evaluation.
33. give and take,
a. a method of dealing by compromise or mutual concession; cooperation.
b. good-humoured exchange of talk, ideas, etc.
34. give away,
a. to give as a present.
b. to hand over (the bride) to the bridegroom at a wedding.
c. to let (a secret) be known.
d. to betray (a person).
e. to abandon; give up: times were hard so I gave farming away.
f. to discard as a friend.
35. give back, to return (something or someone): the kidnappers gave the child back.
36. give birth to,
a. to bear.
b. to be the origin of.
37. give in,
a. to yield; acknowledge defeat.
b. to hand in.
c. to include additionally: the cushions were given in with the lounge.
38. give in to, to allow (someone) to have their way.
39. give it a go (or whirl){{}} (or burl){{}} (or fly), Colloquial to try something out.
40. give it a red-hot go, Colloquial to put all one's effort and determination into achieving something.
41. give it away, to cease to do something, usually in exasperation.
42. give it up for …, Colloquial (an encouragement to others to cheer or applaud ….)
43. give of, to devote; contribute largely.
44. give off, to put forth; emit.
45. give oneself away, to reveal something about oneself accidentally.
46. give oneself up to, to surrender or devote oneself to.
47. give or take,
a. approximately: there were 200 people, give or take.
b. allowing for: there were 200 people, give or take the late arrivals.
48. give out,
a. to become worn out or used up.
b. to send out; emit.
c. to distribute; issue.
d. to announce publicly.
e. Cricket (of an umpire) to declare (the person batting) to be out.
49. give over,
a. to transfer.
b. to assign for a specific purpose: the evening was given over to feasting.
c. Colloquial to desist.
50. give rise to, to be the origin of; cause; result in.
51. give someone (or something) best, to acknowledge the superiority of someone or something.
52. give someone the benefit of the doubt, to decide in someone's favour for lack of evidence to support a contrary ruling.
53. give someone the time of day, (usually negative) to treat someone with respect, giving weight to their opinions.
54. give someone what for, Colloquial to reprimand someone severely.
55. give the command,
a. Military to give a specific order, as in a drill, battle, etc.
b. (in dog training, etc.) to give a specific instruction, as to sit, come, etc.
c. Computers to give a specific instruction in the command line.
56. give up,
a. to lose all hope.
b. to abandon as hopeless.
c. to desist from; forsake: give up a task.
d. to surrender.
e. to devote entirely.
f. to inform against.
57. give way,
a. to withdraw; retreat.
b. to yield to pressure; break down; collapse.
c. (of a vehicle or driver of a vehicle) to accord right of way to another vehicle: you must give way when entering a roundabout.
58. give way to,
a. to yield to.
b. to succumb to (an emotion, etc.).
c. to be replaced by: to give way to the younger generation.
d. (of a vehicle or driver of a vehicle) to accord right of way to (another vehicle): when entering, vehicles must give way to traffic already in the roundabout.
59. what gives?, Colloquial what is happening?
60. ... would give the shirt off their back, Colloquial ... is considered to be a generous person.
{Middle English, from Old Norse gefa; replacing Middle English yeve(n), yive(n), from Old English gefan, gi(e)fan. Compare gift}
givable, adjective
giver, noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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