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Phrasal verb give

We turn to the second of phrasal verbs give. The main semantic content of the verb are the following: to give, to give, to give, to devote. What other values ​​may take the word in combination with prepositions?

The values ​​of the phrasal verb give

  1. Give away — give (gifts) to distribute anything to give (secret)

    He gave away the secret. — He gave secret.

    She gave away all the money to the poor. — She gave away all his money to the poor.

    They’re giving away a CD with this magazine. — CD-ROM is a gift to this magazine.

  2. Give back — to return, to give

    Give back the book you borrowed. — Bring the book you took.

  3. Give forth — to publish, emit, promulgate, to dismiss the rumor

    It will not do to give forth. — Spreading rumors wrong.

  4. Give in — to give in, give in; take the (written work)

    Do not give in without a fight. — Do not give up without a fight.

    She gave in her exam paper. — She passed her examination paper.

  5. Give off — emit, issue (odor, smoke, light, heat)

    This lamp gives off a very bright light. — This lamp is shining very brightly.

    The fire was giving off a lot of smoke. — From the fire went a lot of smoke.

  6. Give out — to distribute, declare end

    His strength gave out after running that long distance. — His power ended when he ran a long distance.

    He gave out copies of the report at the end of the meeting. — He gave (distributed) copy of the report after the meeting.

    The food supplies gave out. — Food supplies ran out.

  7. Give over — pass, throw (do something)

    Give over pushing! — Stop pushing!

    We gave the keys over to our neighbors during our absence. — In his absence we left the keys neighbors.

  8. Give up — to leave, give up, quit, leave (hope), to give (a criminal)

    He gave up his seat to her. — He gave her a place.

    He gave up smoking. — He quit smoking.

    You were so late that we gave you up. — You came so late that we no longer have to wait.

    The murderer gave up. — The killer surrendered.

  9. Give up on smth — to give up something (such as the idea)

    Jack gave up on improving relation. — He gave up the idea to improve relations.

  10. Give up on smb — refuse (eg from the hope) that someone will do what you expect from him

    After the quarrel she gave up on him. — After a quarrel, she broke up with him.

This topic is closely related to the other as described in the articles that need to pay attention:

  • «Phrasal verb get — Part 1»
  • «Phrasal verb get — Part 2»
  • «Phrasal verb make»
  • «Phrasal verb take»
  • «Phrasal verb bring»

After reading them, we recommend to pass the following test: «Test # 1 on the use of phrasal verbs in the English language.»



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