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give away

verb

Definition of give away

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make a present of

  3. 2 :  to deliver (a bride) ceremonially to the bridegroom at a wedding

  4. 3 a :  betray b :  disclose, reveal

  5. 4 :  to give (as weight) by way of a handicap



Examples of give away in a sentence

  1. <the insincerity of his apology was given away by that slight smirk on his face>

  2. <gave away all her potted plants when she moved>



14th Century

First Known Use of give away

14th century



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