give out

give out
1) PHRASAL VERB If you give out a number of things, you distribute them among a group of people.

[V P n (not pron)] There were people at the entrance giving out leaflets. [Also V n P]

2) PHRASAL VERB If you give out information, you make it known to people.

[V P n (not pron)] He wouldn't give out any information...

[V n P] How often do you give your phone number out?

3) PHRASAL VERB If a piece of equipment or part of the body gives out, it stops working.

[V P] All machines give out eventually...

[V P] One of his lungs gave out entirely.

4) PHRASAL VERB If you give out something such as a scream or a sigh, you sigh, scream, or make some other sound. [WRITTEN]

[V P n (not pron)] He gave out a scream of pain.

Syn:
5) see give off

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • give out — {v.} 1. To make known; let it be known; publish. * /Mary gave out that she and Bob were going to be married./ 2. To let escape; give. * /The cowboy gave out a yell./ Syn.: GIVE OFF, LET GO. 3. to give to people; distribute. * /The barber gives… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • give out — {v.} 1. To make known; let it be known; publish. * /Mary gave out that she and Bob were going to be married./ 2. To let escape; give. * /The cowboy gave out a yell./ Syn.: GIVE OFF, LET GO. 3. to give to people; distribute. * /The barber gives… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • give out — give off / give out [v] discharge beam, belch, effuse, emanate, emit, exhale, exude, flow, give forth, issue, pour, produce, radiate, release, send out, smell of, throw out, vent, void; concept 179 …   New thesaurus

  • give out — ► give out be completely used up or broken. Main Entry: ↑give …   English terms dictionary

  • give out — index allocate, assign (allot), bestow, circulate, deliver, disburse (distribute), dispense …   Law dictionary

  • give out — verb 1. give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc. (Freq. 1) The ozone layer blocks some harmful rays which the sun emits • Syn: ↑emit, ↑give off • Ant: ↑absorb (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • give\ out — v 1. To make known; let it be known; publish. Mary gave out that she and Bob were going to be married. 2. To let escape; give. The cowboy gave out a yell. Syn.: give off, let go 3. To give to people; distribute. The barber gives out free… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • give out — phrasal verb Word forms give out : present tense I/you/we/they give out he/she/it gives out present participle giving out past tense gave out past participle given out 1) a) [transitive] to give something to several people The office gives out… …   English dictionary

  • give out — verb a) transitive. to utter, publish; to announce, proclaim, report. to give (it) out: to profess, give it to be believed that. also, to give (a person) out to be (so and so) Can you help me to give out the new books to the class, please? b) to… …   Wiktionary

  • give out — phr verb Give out is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑battery Give out is used with these nouns as the object: ↑carbon dioxide, ↑click, ↑handout, ↑heat, ↑leaflet, ↑light …   Collocations dictionary

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