giveaway
noun Date: 1882 1. an unintentional revelation or betrayal 2. a. something given away free; specifically premium 1d b. the act of giving something away free <
staging a promotional giveaway
>
3. a radio or television program on which prizes are given away

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  • giveaway — • giveaway • dead giveaway noun (stress on give ) 1. An open secret. By mid afternoon, it was a dead giveaway who the new boss would be. 2. A forced or sacrifice sale at which items are sold for much less than their market value. The Simpson s… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • giveaway — (n.) also give away, “act of giving away,” 1872, from phrase give away, c.1400 (of brides, from 1719); meaning “to betray, expose, reveal” is 1878, originally U.S. slang …   Etymology dictionary

  • giveaway — ► NOUN informal 1) something given free, especially for promotional purposes. 2) something that makes an inadvertent revelation …   English terms dictionary

  • giveaway — ☆ giveaway [giv′ə wā΄ ] n. 1. an unintentional revelation or betrayal 2. something given free or sold cheap so as to attract customers, etc. 3. an instance of giving something away free or for inadequate compensation 4. a radio or television… …   English World dictionary

  • giveaway — [[t]gɪ̱vəweɪ[/t]] giveaways also give away 1) N SING A giveaway is something that makes you realize the truth about a particular person or situation. The only giveaway was the look of amusement in her eyes. 2) N COUNT A giveaway is something that …   English dictionary

  • giveaway — I UK [ˈɡɪvəˌweɪ] / US noun Word forms giveaway : singular giveaway plural giveaways 1) [singular] a movement, action, or expression on someone s face that shows the truth about something or that lets you realize something that should be a secret… …   English dictionary

  • giveaway — or[dead giveaway] {n.} (stress on give ) 1. An open secret. * /By mid afternoon, it was a dead giveaway who the new boss would be./ 2. A forced or sacrifice sale at which items are sold for much less than their market value. * /The Simpson s… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • giveaway — or[dead giveaway] {n.} (stress on give ) 1. An open secret. * /By mid afternoon, it was a dead giveaway who the new boss would be./ 2. A forced or sacrifice sale at which items are sold for much less than their market value. * /The Simpson s… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • giveaway — /giv euh way /, n. 1. an act or instance of giving something away. 2. something that is given away, esp. as a gift or premium: A pocket calculator was offered as a giveaway with every new subscription to the magazine. 3. a radio or television… …   Universalium

  • giveaway — give|a|way1 [ˈgıvəweı] n 1.) [singular] something that makes it easy for you to guess something be a clear/dead giveaway (=make it very easy to guess something) ▪ He d been smoking dope; his glazed eyes were a dead giveaway. 2.) something that is …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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