Associations to the word «Give»


GIVE, verb. (transitive) (may take two objects) To move, shift, provide something abstract or concrete to someone or something or somewhere.
GIVE, verb. To transfer one's possession or holding of (something) to (someone).
GIVE, verb. To make a present or gift of.
GIVE, verb. To pledge.
GIVE, verb. To provide (something) to (someone), to allow or afford.
GIVE, verb. To cause (a sensation or feeling) to exist in.
GIVE, verb. To carry out (a physical interaction) with (something).
GIVE, verb. To pass (something) into (someone's) hand or the like.
GIVE, verb. To cause (a disease or condition) in, or to transmit (a disease or condition) to.
GIVE, verb. (transitive) (may take two objects) To estimate or predict (a duration or probability) for (something).
GIVE, verb. (intransitive) To yield slightly when a force is applied.
GIVE, verb. (intransitive) To collapse under pressure or force.
GIVE, verb. (transitive) To provide, as, a service or a broadcast.
GIVE, verb. (intransitive) To lead (onto or into).
GIVE, verb. (transitive) (dated) To provide a view of.
GIVE, verb. To exhibit as a product or result; to produce; to yield.
GIVE, verb. To cause; to make; used with the infinitive.
GIVE, verb. To allow or admit by way of supposition.
GIVE, verb. To attribute; to assign; to adjudge.
GIVE, verb. To communicate or announce (advice, tidings, etc.); to pronounce or utter (an opinion, a judgment, a shout, etc.).
GIVE, verb. (dated) To grant power or permission to; to allow.
GIVE, verb. (reflexive) To devote or apply (oneself).
GIVE, verb. (obsolete) To become soft or moist.
GIVE, verb. (obsolete) To shed tears; to weep.
GIVE, verb. (obsolete) To have a misgiving.
GIVE, verb. To be going on, to be occurring
GIVE, noun. (uncountable) The amount of bending that something undergoes when a force is applied to it.
GIVE 110%, verb. (idiomatic) Make the maximum possible effort
GIVE A BAD NAME, verb. To cause people to lose respect, reverence or esteem for something or someone.
GIVE A BUGGER, verb. Synonym of give a shit.
GIVE A DAMN, verb. To be concerned about, have an interest in, to care (about something).
GIVE A FLYING FUCK, verb. (usually in a negative use) (vulgar) to care whatsoever.
GIVE A FUCK, verb. (idiomatic) (vulgar) (usually in a negative use) to care.
GIVE A GOOD ACCOUNT OF ONESELF, verb. (idiomatic) To act in a creditable manner.
GIVE A GUN, verb. To order a gun to be fired; sometimes construed with dative (or to), implying that it is done as an honor, as a help (occasionally as a hostile demonstration).
GIVE A HUNDRED PERCENT, verb. (intransitive) to commit oneself totally to something; to do one's utmost
GIVE A LIGHT, verb. (British) To care.
GIVE A LOOSE, verb. (now rare) To give vent (to), to let loose (unrestrained feelings, emotions etc.).
GIVE A MONKEY'S, verb. (slang) (chiefly in negative constructions) Care whatsoever; give a toss; give two hoots.
GIVE A PERSON LINE, verb. (idiomatic) to allow a person more or less liberty until it is convenient to stop or check him/her, like a hooked fish that swims away with the line
GIVE A RAT'S ARSE, verb. (idiomatic) (vulgar) (British spelling) To care; to have or show an interest.
GIVE A RAT'S ASS, verb. North American spelling standard spelling of give a rat's arse.
GIVE A SHIT, verb. (idiomatic) (vulgar) To (not) care what someone else thinks or does, particularly in relation to what they think or say about the speaker.
GIVE A SHITE, verb. (idiomatic) To care; mind; consider important
GIVE A SNECK POSSET, verb. (archaic) (British) (literally) To fasten the door latch.
GIVE A SNECK POSSET, verb. (idiomatic) (British) To give someone a cold reception; to close the door on someone; to reject them.
GIVE A TOSS, verb. (British) (Irish) (Australia) (slang) Care; mind; give two hoots.
GIVE ABOUT, verb. To distribute or circulate something
GIVE ABOUT, verb. To spread a rumour
GIVE ABOUT, verb. (obsolete) to encompass or surround something
GIVE AGAINST, verb. (transitive) to attack or assault someone or something
GIVE AGAINST, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) to impinge against something
GIVE AN EYE-TOOTH, verb. Alternative form of give one's eye-teeth
GIVE AND TAKE, noun. (idiomatic) A process of compromise or accommodation.
GIVE AS GOOD AS ONE GETS, verb. (idiomatic) To behave toward others in a manner resembling or commensurate with their behavior towards oneself, especially in a situation where one is insulted or otherwise ill-treated.
GIVE AWAY, verb. (transitive) To make a gift of (something).
GIVE AWAY, verb. (transitive) To relinquish control over.
GIVE AWAY, verb. (transitive) To formally hand over a bride to the bridegroom; often by her father.
GIVE AWAY, verb. (reflexive) (transitive) To unintentionally reveal a secret, or expose someone.
GIVE AWAY, verb. (transitive) To concede an advantage in weight, time, height etc.
GIVE AWAY, verb. (sports) to concede
GIVE AWAY THE FARM, verb. To pay more than one should have; to pay over fair market value.
GIVE AWAY THE STORE, verb. (idiomatic) To transact, trade, or negotiate badly, by paying, providing, or conceding too much to the other party.
GIVE BACK, verb. (transitive) To return, restore (a thing to its original owner or location etc.).
GIVE BACK, verb. (transitive) (intransitive) (idiomatic) To contribute money, goods, or, especially, services for charitable purposes, as if in return for one's own success.
GIVE BACK, verb. (archaic) To recede; to retreat.
GIVE BATTLE, verb. (idiomatic) (dated) To engage in warfare; to attack or fight with military force.
GIVE BIRTH, verb. (intransitive) (of viviparous animals) To release live offspring from the body into the environment
GIVE BIRTH, verb. (intransitive) (with to) (of viviparous animals) To become the female parent of.
GIVE BIRTH, verb. (intransitive) (figuratively) (usually with to) To become the source of.
GIVE BY, verb. (intransitive) (obsolete) to stand aside
GIVE CHASE, verb. (idiomatic) (intransitive) To chase or pursue a person.
GIVE CRY, verb. To cry out.
GIVE CURRY, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) to direct abusive language at (someone) angrily
GIVE EAR, verb. (idiomatic) (intransitive) To listen: to devote one's attention to an auditory event.
GIVE FACE, verb. (idiomatic) To honor; to pay respect.
GIVE FACE, verb. (idiomatic) (slang) To perform oral sex (on a female).
GIVE FACE, verb. (with to) To confront.
GIVE FORTH, verb. (transitive) To emit or release something.
GIVE FORTH, verb. (transitive) To give off an emanation.
GIVE GROUND, verb. To retreat.
GIVE HEAD, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) (slang) To perform oral sex on another person.
GIVE HEED, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) (archaic) (often with "to") To pay attention; to heed.
GIVE HOSTAGE TO FORTUNE, verb. (idiomatic) To take an action or make a statement that is risky because it could cause you trouble later.
GIVE IN, verb. To collapse or fall
GIVE IN, verb. (idiomatic) to relent, yield, surrender or admit defeat
GIVE IN, verb. (of a pugilist) to droop the head
GIVE INTO, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) to give in to.
GIVE IT A REST, verb. Stop doing that; stop nagging, complaining, or otherwise being a nuisance.
GIVE IT A SHOT, verb. (idiomatic) Try or attempt (something).
GIVE IT A WHIRL, verb. (idiomatic) To try, test or attempt.
GIVE IT ONE'S BEST SHOT, verb. (idiomatic) To make one's best effort or attempt; to try as hard as possible.
GIVE IT SOME WELLY, verb. (UK) To increase fuel or power to an engine, as to a car by depressing the gas pedal.
GIVE IT SOME WELLY, verb. (UK) To apply great physical effort to (something).
GIVE IT THE GUN, verb. Used other than as an idiom: see give,‎ it,‎ gun.
GIVE IT THE GUN, verb. (idiomatic) To cause a specific vehicle to accelerate; to open the throttle of an engine.
GIVE IT TO SOMEONE, verb. (slang) To beat up or punish someone.
GIVE IT TO SOMEONE, verb. (slang) To put up a good fight against someone.
GIVE IT TO SOMEONE, verb. (slang) To have sexual relations with someone.
GIVE IT UP, verb. (usually followed by for) To welcome onto a stage; to cheer; to applaud.
GIVE LIE TO, verb. To contradict or show to be false.
GIVE ME, verb. Used other than as an idiom: see give,‎ me.
GIVE ME, verb. An expression of strong preference or approbation
GIVE ME, verb. Form of words used as a request by a telephone-user to be connected with a specified person, number, etc.
GIVE ME STRENGTH, interjection. Exclamation of long-suffering dismay or disgust.
GIVE NOTICE, verb. Used other than as an idiom: see give,‎ notice.
GIVE NOTICE, verb. (idiomatic) To announce one's intent to leave a job; to inform an employer that one is leaving.
GIVE OF ONESELF, verb. (idiomatic) To devote oneself unselfishly to a task, especially to give time and energy.
GIVE OFF, verb. (transitive) To emit.
GIVE ONE ENOUGH ROPE, verb. (idiomatic) To allow one to function unhindered, or without further overbearing oversight.
GIVE ONE'S ALL, verb. To make the utmost effort; to contribute, using all of one's abilities and resources.
GIVE ONE'S ALL, verb. (idiomatic) (euphemistic) To lose one's life while making the utmost effort with full commitment.
GIVE ONE'S EYE-TEETH, verb. To sacrifice something valuable
GIVE ONE'S HEAD A SHAKE, verb. (idiomatic) (Canada) To reassess the common sense of one's behaviour, ideas, etc.
GIVE ONE'S NOTICE, verb. Alternative form of give notice
GIVE ONESELF AIRS, verb. (intransitive) to act pretentiously, or in a snobbish manner; to swagger
GIVE OR TAKE, adverb. (idiomatic) Approximately; plus or minus some unknown amount.
GIVE OR TAKE, adverb. (idiomatic) Approximately; within a certain margin of error.
GIVE OUT, verb. (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)
GIVE OUT, verb. (transtive) To announce (a hymn) to be sung; to read out (the words) for the congregation to sing
GIVE OUT, verb. (transitive) To send forth, emit; to cause to be sent forth.
GIVE OUT, verb. To put forth, utter (prayers).
GIVE OUT, verb. (transitive) To issue; to distribute.
GIVE OUT, verb. (intranstive) To cease functioning in some way.
GIVE OUT, verb. (intransitive) (of persons) To desist.
GIVE OUT, verb. To desist through exhaustion of strength or patience.
GIVE OUT, verb. (of an implement, a limb, a machine, etc.) To break down, get out of order, fail.
GIVE OUT, verb. (of a supply) To run short, come to an end.
GIVE OUT, verb. (intransitive) (Ireland) (UK) (idiomatic) To complain, sulk, chastise.
GIVE OUT STINK, verb. (Irish) (colloquial) give out strongly; scold or chide severely
GIVE OVER, verb. (transitive) (now rare) To give up, hand over, surrender (something).
GIVE OVER, verb. (transitive) To entrust (something) to another.
GIVE OVER, verb. (transitive) To devote or resign to a particular purpose or activity; to yield completely.
GIVE OVER, verb. (transitive) To quit, to abandon.
GIVE OVER, verb. (Discuss([/2016/?action=edit&section=new&preloadtitle=%5B%5BGive+over%5D%5D +]) this sense) (UK dialectal) (Northern England) (Scotland) (intransitive) To give up; abandon; desert; stop.
GIVE PLACE, verb. To be substituted by something
GIVE PLACE, verb. (dated) to yield
GIVE RISE TO, verb. To be the origin of; to produce; to result in.
GIVE SOME SKIN, verb. (idiomatic) To greet or congratulate someone by slapping his or her palm; see slap me five.
GIVE SOMEBODY THE BIRD, verb. Alternative form of flip the bird
GIVE SOMEONE A BELL, verb. (UK) (slang) To telephone someone.
GIVE SOMEONE A BIG HEAD, verb. (idiomatic) To flatter someone excessively; to overpraise someone, with the expectation that the person will become overly proud or conceited.
GIVE SOMEONE A BLOODY NOSE, verb. (idiomatic) to defeat or frustrate someone, but not doing any permanent damage in the process
GIVE SOMEONE A BUZZ, verb. Alternative form of give someone a ring
GIVE SOMEONE A HAND, verb. (idiomatic) To help, aid, or assist.
GIVE SOMEONE A HAND, verb. (idiomatic) To applaud or clap (also to give (someone) a big hand).
GIVE SOMEONE A HARD TIME, verb. (idiomatic) To cause difficulty or make trouble for someone.
GIVE SOMEONE A HARD TIME, verb. (idiomatic) To tease, kid, or rib someone.
GIVE SOMEONE A JINGLE, verb. Alternative form of give someone a ring
GIVE SOMEONE A PIECE OF ONE'S MIND, verb. (idiomatic) To express one's opinion strongly; to voice one's disagreement or dissatisfaction, especially with another person; to scold or rebuke someone.
GIVE SOMEONE A RING, verb. To place a telephone call to someone.
GIVE SOMEONE AN EARFUL, verb. (idiomatic) To shout very loudly at someone
GIVE SOMEONE FIVE, verb. To slap someone's hand.
GIVE SOMEONE GRIEF, verb. To cause pain.
GIVE SOMEONE GRIEF, verb. (idiomatic) To hassle, abuse.
GIVE SOMEONE HAIL COLUMBIA, verb. (US) (idiomatic) (informal) to scold someone severely.
GIVE SOMEONE HAIL, COLUMBIA, verb. Alternative form of give someone Hail Columbia
GIVE SOMEONE HIS HEAD, verb. (idiomatic) To allow (someone) to act without constraint: to give (someone) free rein.
GIVE SOMEONE LINE, verb. To allow a person more or less liberty until it is convenient to stop or check him/her.
GIVE SOMEONE ONE, verb. (slang) (vulgar) To have sexual intercourse with someone.
GIVE SOMEONE PAUSE, verb. (idiomatic) To give somebody cause for concern.
GIVE SOMEONE THE BAG, verb. (obsolete) (transitive) To disappoint (someone).
GIVE SOMEONE THE BIRD, verb. Alternative form of flip the bird
GIVE SOMEONE THE BOOT, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) (British) (informal) To fire, to sack, to dismiss.
GIVE SOMEONE THE BRUSH-OFF, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) To rebuff, snub or curtly reject someone.
GIVE SOMEONE THE BUSINESS, verb. (idiomatic) (dated) To treat someone harshly or in a wrongful manner, such as by abusing, deceiving, or manipulating.
GIVE SOMEONE THE BUSINESS, verb. (idiomatic) (dated) To harangue, criticize vigorously, berate, or ridicule someone.
GIVE SOMEONE THE CHAIR, verb. (chiefly US) (idiomatic) To execute a person by means of the electric chair.
GIVE SOMEONE THE COLD SHOULDER, verb. (idiomatic) To snub, resist or reject somebody; to regard somebody distantly.
GIVE SOMEONE THE CREEPS, verb. (idiomatic) To give someone a feeling of uneasiness or mild fright.
GIVE SOMEONE THE EYE, verb. (idiomatic) To show flirtatious signs with one's eyes.
GIVE SOMEONE THE HEAVE-HO, verb. (idiomatic) (British) to fire, expel or break up with someone.
GIVE SOMEONE THE OLD HEAVE-HO, verb. (idiomatic) (British) Alternative form of give somebody the heave-ho
GIVE SOMEONE THE RUNAROUND, verb. (idiomatic) To delay, dodge, or frustrate (someone), especially by providing useless information or directions .
GIVE SOMEONE THE SHITS, verb. (Australia) (colloquial) (vulgar) To annoy or frustrate someone to a great degree.
GIVE SOMEONE THE SHITS, verb. (vulgar) To creep someone out; to scare someone.
GIVE SOMEONE THE SLIP, verb. (idiomatic) To evade, escape, or get away from somebody.
GIVE SOMEONE THE SLIPPER, verb. To slap (someone).
GIVE SOMEONE WHAT FOR, verb. (idiomatic) (slang) To punish; to rebuke.
GIVE SOMEONE WHAT-FOR, verb. (idiomatic) To admonish or berate; to speak angrily at somebody.
GIVE SOMETHING A GO, verb. (idiomatic) To try or attempt.
GIVE SOMETHING A MISS, verb. (idiomatic) To forego something.
GIVE SOMETHING A TRY, verb. (idiomatic) To try or attempt.
GIVE SOMETHING UP AS A BAD JOB, verb. To cease a task that has a history of failure and little chance of immediate success.
GIVE STICK, verb. Abuse, insult, or denigrate.
GIVE SUCK, verb. (archaic) To suckle; to give milk from the breast (to).
GIVE THE DEVIL HIS DUE, verb. (idiomatic) To acknowledge the positive qualities of a person who is unpleasant or disliked.
GIVE THE ELBOW, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) (British) To fire (an employee); to terminate the employment of.
GIVE THE FINGER, verb. (intransitive) To make an obscene gesture by closing the fist and extending the middle finger upwards
GIVE THE FINGER, verb. (intransitive) To make any sort of gesture extending one of the fingers above the others.
GIVE THE LIE TO, verb. (idiomatic) to prove something to be false; to refute
GIVE THE MITTEN TO, verb. (colloquial) (dated) To dismiss as a lover; to reject the suit of.
GIVE THE ROYAL TREATMENT, verb. (idiomatic) To treat (someone) extremely well
GIVE THE STORE AWAY, verb. Alternative form of give away the store
GIVE THE TIME OF DAY, verb. (literal) (dated) To tell someone the time of day by looking at one's wristwatch, etc.
GIVE THE TIME OF DAY, verb. (idiomatic) To acknowledge somebody; to give somebody respect or attention.
GIVE THOUGHT, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) to consider, think about or evaluate something
GIVE TWO HOOTS, verb. (chiefly US slang) Care about; place value in; give a toss.
GIVE UP, verb. (transitive) To surrender (someone or something).
GIVE UP, verb. (transitive) To stop or quit (an activity, etc).
GIVE UP, verb. (transitive) To relinquish (something).
GIVE UP, verb. (transitive) To lose hope concerning (someone or something).
GIVE UP, verb. (transitive) To abandon (someone or something).
GIVE UP, verb. (intransitive) To admit defeat, to capitulate.
GIVE UP THE GHOST, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) To cease clinging to life; to die.
GIVE UP THE GHOST, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) (figuratively) To quit; to cease functioning.
GIVE UP THE GHOST, verb. (intransitive) (with of) To cede a commitment to or identification with.
GIVE VOICE, verb. To sing
GIVE VOICE, verb. (with "to") To verb; to express an opinion or a feeling
GIVE WAY, verb. To yield to persistent persuasion.
GIVE WAY, verb. To collapse or break under physical stresses.
GIVE WAY, verb. To be followed, succeeded, or replaced by.
GIVE WAY, verb. To give precedence to other road users.
GIVE WEIGHT, verb. (idiomatic) to attach importance to
GIVE WEIGHT, verb. (idiomatic) to improve the credibility or legitimacy of
GIVE WHAT FOR, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To scold; to punish, especially verbally.

Dictionary definition

GIVE, noun. The elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length.
GIVE, verb. Cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense; "She gave him a black eye"; "The draft gave me a cold".
GIVE, verb. Be the cause or source of; "He gave me a lot of trouble"; "Our meeting afforded much interesting information".
GIVE, verb. Transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody; "I gave her my money"; "can you give me lessons?"; "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care".
GIVE, verb. Convey or reveal information; "Give one's name".
GIVE, verb. Convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow; "Don't pay him any mind"; "give the orders"; "Give him my best regards"; "pay attention".
GIVE, verb. Organize or be responsible for; "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course".
GIVE, verb. Convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture; "Throw a glance"; "She gave me a dirty look".
GIVE, verb. Give as a present; make a gift of; "What will you give her for her birthday?".
GIVE, verb. Cause to happen or be responsible for; "His two singles gave the team the victory".
GIVE, verb. Dedicate; "give thought to"; "give priority to"; "pay attention to".
GIVE, verb. Give or supply; "The cow brings in 5 liters of milk"; "This year's crop yielded 1,000 bushels of corn"; "The estate renders some revenue for the family".
GIVE, verb. Transmit (knowledge or skills); "give a secret to the Russians"; "leave your name and address here"; "impart a new skill to the students".
GIVE, verb. Bring about; "The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth".
GIVE, verb. Leave with; give temporarily; "Can I give you my keys while I go in the pool?"; "Can I give you the children for the weekend?".
GIVE, verb. Emit or utter; "Give a gulp"; "give a yelp".
GIVE, verb. Endure the loss of; "He gave his life for his children"; "I gave two sons to the war".
GIVE, verb. Place into the hands or custody of; "hand me the spoon, please"; "Turn the files over to me, please"; "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers".
GIVE, verb. Give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause; "She committed herself to the work of God"; "give one's talents to a good cause"; "consecrate your life to the church".
GIVE, verb. Give (as medicine); "I gave him the drug".
GIVE, verb. Give or convey physically; "She gave him First Aid"; "I gave him a punch in the nose".
GIVE, verb. Bestow; "give homage"; "render thanks".
GIVE, verb. Bestow, especially officially; "grant a degree"; "give a divorce"; "This bill grants us new rights".
GIVE, verb. Move in order to make room for someone for something; "The park gave way to a supermarket"; "`Move over,' he told the crowd".
GIVE, verb. Give food to; "Feed the starving children in India"; "don't give the child this tough meat".
GIVE, verb. Contribute to some cause; "I gave at the office".
GIVE, verb. Break down, literally or metaphorically; "The wall collapsed"; "The business collapsed"; "The dam broke"; "The roof collapsed"; "The wall gave in"; "The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice".
GIVE, verb. Estimate the duration or outcome of something; "He gave the patient three months to live"; "I gave him a very good chance at success".
GIVE, verb. Execute and deliver; "Give bond".
GIVE, verb. Deliver in exchange or recompense; "I'll give you three books for four CDs".
GIVE, verb. Afford access to; "the door opens to the patio"; "The French doors give onto a terrace".
GIVE, verb. Present to view; "He gave the sign to start".
GIVE, verb. Perform for an audience; "Pollini is giving another concert in New York".
GIVE, verb. Be flexible under stress of physical force; "This material doesn't give".
GIVE, verb. Propose; "He gave the first of many toasts at the birthday party".
GIVE, verb. Accord by verdict; "give a decision for the plaintiff".
GIVE, verb. Manifest or show; "This student gives promise of real creativity"; "The office gave evidence of tampering".
GIVE, verb. Offer in good faith; "He gave her his word".
GIVE, verb. Submit for consideration, judgment, or use; "give one's opinion"; "give an excuse".
GIVE, verb. Guide or direct, as by behavior of persuasion; "You gave me to think that you agreed with me".
GIVE, verb. Allow to have or take; "I give you two minutes to respond".
GIVE, verb. Inflict as a punishment; "She gave the boy a good spanking"; "The judge gave me 10 years".
GIVE, verb. Occur; "what gives?".
GIVE, verb. Consent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man; "She gave herself to many men".
GIVE, verb. Proffer (a body part); "She gave her hand to her little sister".

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