give sth away

give sth away
UK US give sth away
Phrasal Verb with give({{}}/ɡɪv/ verb [I or T] (past tense gave, past participle given)
to provide or offer something to someone for free: »

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He gave over half of his personal fortune away before he died.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • ˌgive sth aˈway — phrasal verb 1) to let someone know a secret, often by accident If captured, they might give away vital military secrets.[/ex] Her expression gave nothing away.[/ex] 2) to provide someone with something that you no longer want or need I gave my… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • give — 1 verb past tense gavepast participle given PROVIDE/SUPPLY 1 (T) to provide or supply someone with something: give sb sth: Researchers were given a 10,000 grant to continue their work. | Can you give me a ride to the office on Tuesday? | He went… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • give*/*/*/ — [gɪv] (past tense gave [geɪv] ; past participle given [ˈgɪv(ə)n] ) verb I 1) [T] to provide someone with something Could you give me that pen?[/ex] We don t know what to give Dad for Christmas.[/ex] I gave the keys to John.[/ex] 2) [T] to make… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • give — give1 W1S1 [gıv] v past tense gave [geıv] past participle given [ˈgıvən] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(present or money)¦ 2¦(put something in somebody s hand)¦ 3¦(let somebody do something)¦ 4¦(tell somebody something)¦ 5¦(make a movement/do an action)¦… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • give the game away — 1. To disclose a secret 2. To give up, abandon (a game or contest) (Aust) • • • Main Entry: ↑game * * * give the game away phrase to let people know a secret or surprise when you did not want or intend to let them know The expression on her face… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bargain something away — ˌbargain sthaˈway derived to give sth away and not get sth of equal value in return • They felt that their leaders had bargained away their freedom. Main entry: ↑bargainderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • give up — verb 1. lose ( or lose the right to ( by some error, offense, or crime (Freq. 9) you ve forfeited your right to name your successor forfeited property • Syn: ↑forfeit, ↑throw overboard, ↑waiv …   Useful english dictionary

  • give chase — verb go after with the intent to catch The policeman chased the mugger down the alley the dog chased the rabbit • Syn: ↑chase, ↑chase after, ↑trail, ↑tail, ↑tag, ↑dog, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • clear away — verb remove from sight • Syn: ↑clear off • Hypernyms: ↑remove, ↑take, ↑take away, ↑withdraw • Verb Frames: Somebody s something …   Useful english dictionary

  • palm sth off — UK US palm sth off Phrasal Verb with palm({{}}/pɑːm/ verb INFORMAL ► to give away something, or persuade someone to accept something, which you know has little value: palm sth off on sb »She was trying to palm that useless office space off on us …   Financial and business terms

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