give out

give out
verb
1. give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc. (Freq. 1)
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The ozone layer blocks some harmful rays which the sun emits

Syn: ↑emit, ↑give off
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

2. give to several people (Freq. 1)
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The teacher handed out the exams

Syn: ↑distribute, ↑hand out, ↑pass out
Derivationally related forms: ↑distributive (for: ↑distribute)
Hypernyms: ↑give, ↑gift, ↑present
Hyponyms: ↑share, ↑divvy up, ↑portion out, ↑apportion, ↑deal
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody something

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Somebody ——s something to somebody

3. stop operating or functioning
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The engine finally went

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The car died on the road

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The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town

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The coffee maker broke

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The engine failed on the way to town

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her eyesight went after the accident

Syn:
fail, ↑go bad, ↑give way, ↑die, ↑conk out, ↑go, ↑break, ↑break down
Derivationally related forms: ↑breakdown (for: ↑break down), ↑breakable (for: ↑break), ↑failure (for: ↑fail)
Hypernyms: ↑change
Hyponyms:
Verb Group:
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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These cars won't give out

4. prove insufficient
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The water supply for the town failed after a long drought

Syn: ↑fail, ↑run out
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s


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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 — 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 …   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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