give off

give off
verb
1. have as a by-product (Freq. 2)
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The big cities gave off so many wonderful American qualities

Hypernyms: ↑have, ↑feature
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something

2. give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc.
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The ozone layer blocks some harmful rays which the sun emits

Syn: ↑emit, ↑give out
Ant: ↑absorb (for: ↑emit)
Derivationally related forms: ↑emission (for: ↑emit), ↑emitter (for: ↑emit)
Hyponyms:
effuse, ↑reflect, ↑shine, ↑spark, ↑sparkle, ↑radiate, ↑scintillate, ↑fume, ↑smoke, ↑reek, ↑shoot, ↑ray, ↑steam
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something

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[verb]
emit, discharge, exude, produce, release, send out, throw out

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transitive verb
1. obsolete : to put an end to : quit

was persuaded to give off riding — Robert Peirce

2. : to send out as a branch

antlers with their … branches pointing forward and giving off short tines, like twigs — D.C.Peattie

3. : to throw off : emit

as the blood passes through the lungs it … gives off its excess nitrogen — H.G.Armstrong

antique tapestries which … gave off a sickening odor of mold — L.C.Douglas

1. obsolete : to come to an end : cease
2. : to send out a branch : branch off

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give off
To emit (eg a smell)
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Main Entry:give

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ˌgive ˈoff [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they give off he/she/it gives off present participle giving off past tense gave off past participle given off] phrasal verb
to produce something such as heat, light, or a smell

When they die, plants give off gases such as carbon dioxide and methane.

Thesaurus: to send something out into the air or environmentsynonym to shine, glow or give off lightsynonym
Main entry: give

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give off [phrasal verb]
give off (something) : to send (light, energy, etc.) out from a source

The telescope can detect light given off [=emitted] by distant galaxies.

The garbage gave off an unpleasant smell.

The chimneys gave off thick, black smoke.

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Main Entry:give

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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