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Give – phrasal verb




Give away – give something as a present

They are giving away some free drinks this afternoon to attract new customers.


Give something away – to betray

She gave her friend's secret away to her husband.


Give in – to succumb to

The company gave in to the unions' relentless pressure.


Give in to somebody/something – to agree to do something you don't want doing

He gave in to her wife's pleading and call her mother to apologize.


Give off – to produce something (smell, light, etc.)

These roses are giving off a faint sweet smell.


Give up – stop doing something

You should give up smoking! It's very bad for you.


Give something up to somebody – to hand over

Upon arrival, we've given up our travel documents to the local authorities.


Give up on somebody – stop hoping or believing that a person will change

His parents have given up on him a long time ago.

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