give away
transitive verb Date: 14th century 1. to make a present of 2. to deliver (a bride) ceremonially to the bridegroom at a wedding 3. a. betray b. disclose, reveal 4. to give (as weight) by way of a handicap

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  • Give-away — Give a|way 〈 [gı̣vəwɛı] n.; Gen.: s, Pl.: s〉 Werbegeschenk, kostenlose Warenprobe; ein kleines Give away bekommen [Etym.: <engl. giveaway <give »geben« + away »weg«] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • give away — give (someone/something) away to tell or show something that is private or secret. She didn t want us to know she was upset, but the look on her face gave her away. I haven t seen the movie yet, so don t give away the ending. Usage notes: said… …   New idioms dictionary

  • Give-away — [givə wei] das; s, s <zu engl. to give away »verschenken, weggeben«> Werbegeschenk, Gratisprobe …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • give away — [v1] reveal betray, blab*, disclose, discover, divulge, expose, inform, leak, let out, let slip, mouth*, spill, tell, uncover; concept 60 Ant. conceal, hide, secret give away [v2] unselfishly transfer award, bestow, devote, donate, hand out,… …   New thesaurus

  • give away — index abandon (relinquish), bestow, betray (disclose), cede, contribute (supply), devise ( …   Law dictionary

  • give away — ► give away 1) reveal (something secret or concealed). 2) (in sport) concede (a goal or advantage) to the opposition. Main Entry: ↑give …   English terms dictionary

  • give away — verb 1. make a gift of (Freq. 3) She gave away her antique furniture • Hypernyms: ↑give, ↑gift, ↑present • Verb Frames: Somebody s something 2. make known to the publi …   Useful english dictionary

  • give away — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you give away something that you own, you give it to someone, rather than selling it, often because you no longer want it. [V n P] He was giving his collection away for nothing... [V P n (not pron)] We have six copies of the… …   English dictionary

  • Give-away — Werbegeschenk; Giveaway (umgangssprachlich) * * * Give away 〈[ gı̣vəwɛı] n. 15〉 Werbegeschenk, kostenlose Warenprobe ● ein kleines Give away bekommen [<engl. giveaway <give „geben“ + away „weg“] * * * Give away, Give|away [ gɪvəweɪ], d …   Universal-Lexikon

  • give away — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms give away : present tense I/you/we/they give away he/she/it gives away present participle giving away past tense gave away past participle given away 1) a) to tell information or facts that you should keep… …   English dictionary

  • give away — {v.} 1. To give as a present. * /Mrs. Jones has several kittens to give away./ 2. To hand over (a bride) to her husband at the wedding. * /Mr. Jackson gave away his daughter./ 3. To let (a secret) become known; tell the secret of. * /The little… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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