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Wednesday, 20 June 2007

Phrasal Verbs: give

give * away + give something without asking for anything in exchange Why did Nancy give all of her furniture away?
give * away + betray (a secret) We are having a surprise party for Susan next Saturday, so don't give our surprise away by acting suspicious.
give * back + return something you borrowed When are you going to give that book back to your teacher?
give in stop trying Never give in! You can do it!
give off + release (a smell, light) That white flower gives off a beautiful smell.
give * out + distribute I earn extra money by giving out brochures on the street.
give out become very tired (inf.) I hope this car doesn't give out in the middle of the desert.
give * up + surrender something The police told the thief to give his gun up.
give up surrender Never give up learning English!

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