give tongue
phrasal of hounds to begin barking on the scent

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • give tongue — see under ↑tongue • • • Main Entry: ↑give give tongue 1. To give utterance, to voice 2. To give voice as hounds on a scent do • • • Main Entry: ↑tongue * * * (of hounds) bark, esp. on finding a scent ■ …   Useful english dictionary

  • give tongue — ► give tongue 1) (of hounds) bark, especially on finding a scent. 2) express one s feelings or opinions freely. Main Entry: ↑tongue …   English terms dictionary

  • give tongue — index communicate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • give tongue — 1》 (of hounds) bark, especially on finding a scent. 2》 express one s feelings or opinions freely. → tongue …   English new terms dictionary

  • give tongue — raise one s voice …   English contemporary dictionary

  • give tongue — idi spo (of a hound in fox hunting) to bay while following a scent …   From formal English to slang

  • give tongue to — index observe (remark), phrase Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • give tongue to — idi to utter; speak …   From formal English to slang

  • give tongue to — verb articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise She expressed her anger He uttered a curse • Syn: ↑express, ↑verbalize, ↑verbalise, ↑utter • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • To give tongue — 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

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