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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  
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n.
in American English, 'dirt' is what British people call 'soil' ('put some dirt in a plant pot'). In British English, dirt has the connotation of being dirty ('you've got some dirt on your shoe')
exp.
when you are happy, people will want to be around you and share your happiness, but when you are sad, people will avoid you.
exp.
You say 'top that!' when you have achieved something and you want to challenge other people to do better
I know four celebrities - top that!
exp.
an expression used to when you are about to cry
[Slang] Ex. : oh my creys!
n.
(british slang) "a strong drink" as in "i need a stiff whisky so pour me a real snorter", or (nautical slang) "a strong wind".
Slang
exp.
give a phone call
E.g.: Just give me a ring when you want to go out.
exp.
have a powerful impact on someone; impress; generate an emotion (positive, but also negative)
it can be used to describe a feeling of fear or a positive emotion; e.g.: "This violin music gives me the chills" or "Being all alone in that old house after dark...it gave me the chills."
exp.
do not take into account, disregard, ignore on purpose, avoid, dismiss
E.g: His boss asked him for a report, but he gave it the go-by.
exp.
polite expression offering to do something for someone
exp.
it occurred to me, I suddenly thought of it, I had an idea all of a sudden
E.g: I wondered all day long how to solve this problem and it suddenly hit me...I had to talk to Marry.
exp.
I have no idea; I don't have a clue
[Informal] E.g.: Why was she upset? - Beats me!
n.
a technology item that a young person no longer uses and hands over to an older person, after having purchased a last generation product
[Bus.];[Tech.]
exp.
expression used for catching the attention of an audience
exp.
expression used for pointing out that, if you love someone, you accept also things and people dear to the person you love
exp.
shout (as a sign of discontentment or anger)
exp.
a humorous way of saying that someone doesn't like or love the speaker.
[Hum.] E.g.: You've seen the way she treated me last time we met. It's clear: she loves me not.
exp.
what about you
Slang; written abbreviation
exp.
love you loads
"je t'aime beaucoup" in French
exp.
go away idiot, fool ; leave me alone idiot, fool ; fuck you idiot, fool ; fuck off idiot, fool.
[Slang];[Vulg.]
o.
talk to you later
exp.
you only live once
[Fam.] acronym
n.
person that you date
exp.
it's said when someone has done things in the wrong order
adj.
done because you want to
[US] i did the proyect voluntary to improve my grade
adj.
the decision is yours
id.
expression used to show full agreement on smth.
exp.
acronym for Let Me Know, as to ask the other party to get back to you
exp.
expression used when nothing is going well

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