give off
verb Date: 1831 transitive verb 1. to send out as a branch 2. emit <
gave off an unpleasant smell
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intransitive verb to branch off

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  • 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 off — index emit, exude Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • 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

  • give off — {v.} To send out; let out; put forth. * /Rotten eggs give off a bad smell./ * /Burning leaves give off thick smoke./ Syn.: GIVE OUT(2) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • give off — {v.} To send out; let out; put forth. * /Rotten eggs give off a bad smell./ * /Burning leaves give off thick smoke./ Syn.: GIVE OUT(2) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • give\ off — v To send out; let out; put forth. Rotten eggs give off a bad smell. Burning leaves give off thick smoke. Syn.: give out(2) …   Словарь американских идиом

  • give off — phr verb Give off is used with these nouns as the object: ↑fumes, ↑gas, ↑heat, ↑odour, ↑radiation, ↑ray, ↑scent, ↑smell, ↑vapour …   Collocations dictionary

  • give off — send out, let out, put forth The garbage was beginning to give off a bad smell because of the hot weather …   Idioms and examples

  • give off — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. exude, emit, produce (see excretion). II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. smell of, effuse, emanate; see emit 1 , smell 1 . III (Roget s Thesaurus II) I verb To discharge material, as vapor or fumes, usually… …   English dictionary for students

  • 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

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