give off something

give off something
ˌgive ˈoff sth derived
to produce sth such as a smell, heat, light, etc

The flowers gave off a fragrant perfume.

The fire doesn't seem to be giving off much heat.

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  • give off — verb 1. have as a by product (Freq. 2) The big cities gave off so many wonderful American qualities • Hypernyms: ↑have, ↑feature • Verb Frames: Somebody s something Something s something …   Useful english dictionary

  • give off — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms give off : 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 give off something to produce something such as heat, light, or a …   English dictionary

  • ˌgive ˈoff sth — phrasal verb to produce something such as heat or a smell When they die, plants give off gases.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • To give off — Give Give (g[i^]v), v. t. [imp. {Gave} (g[=a]v); p. p. {Given} (g[i^]v n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Giving}.] [OE. given, yiven, yeven, AS. gifan, giefan; akin to D. geven, OS. ge[eth]an, OHG. geban, G. geben, Icel. gefa, Sw. gifva, Dan. give, Goth.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • give off — or give out PHRASAL VERB If something gives off or gives out a gas, heat, or a smell, it produces it and sends it out into the air. [V P n (not pron)] ...natural gas, which gives off less carbon dioxide than coal... [V P n (not pron)] Substances… …   English dictionary

  • give — give1 W1S1 [gıv] v past tense gave [geıv] past participle given [ˈgıvən] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(present or money)¦ 2¦(put something in somebody s hand)¦ 3¦(let somebody do something)¦ 4¦(tell somebody something)¦ 5¦(make a movement/do an action)¦… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • give — give1 [ gıv ] (past tense gave [ geıv ] ; past participle giv|en [ gıvn ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 provide someone with something ▸ 2 make someone owner of something ▸ 3 put medicine in someone ▸ 4 cause effect/experience ▸ 5 communicate ▸ 6 perform action …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Give — (g[i^]v), v. t. [imp. {Gave} (g[=a]v); p. p. {Given} (g[i^]v n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Giving}.] [OE. given, yiven, yeven, AS. gifan, giefan; akin to D. geven, OS. ge[eth]an, OHG. geban, G. geben, Icel. gefa, Sw. gifva, Dan. give, Goth. giban. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • give — [giv] vt. gave, given, giving [ME given (with g < ON gefa, to give), yeven < OE giefan, akin to Ger geben < IE base * ghabh , to grasp, take > L habere, to have: the special Gmc sense of this base results from its use as a substitute… …   English World dictionary

  • give — ► VERB (past gave; past part. given) 1) freely transfer the possession of; cause to receive or have. 2) yield as a product or result. 3) carry out (an action). 4) cause to experience or suffer. 5) state or put forward (information or argument) …   English terms dictionary

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