give VERB (past gave; past part. given) 1) freely transfer the possession of; cause to receive or have. 2) yield as a product or result. 3) carry out (an action). 4) cause to experience or suffer. 5) state or put forward (information or argument). 6) present (an appearance or impression). 7) (give off/out) emit (odour, vapour, etc). 8) produce (a sound). 9) alter in shape under pressure rather than resist or break. 10) concede or yield (something) as valid or deserved in respect of (someone).
NOUN capacity to bend or alter in shape under pressure.
give oneself airs — Cf. ↑give oneself airs
give and take — Cf. ↑give and take
give away — Cf. ↑give away
give the game (or show) away — Cf. ↑give the show away
give in — Cf. ↑give in
give or take — Cf. ↑give or take
give out — Cf. ↑give out
give rise to — Cf. ↑give rise to
give up — Cf. ↑give up
DERIVATIVES giver noun .
ORIGIN Old English.

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