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give out

verb

Definition of give out

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  declare, publish <giving out that the doctor … required a few days of complete rest — Charles Dickens> b :  to read aloud the words of (a hymn or psalm) for congregational singing

  3. 2 :  emit <gave out a constant hum>

  4. 3 :  issue <gave out new uniforms>

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  break down, fail

  7. 2 :  to become exhausted :  collapse



Examples of give out in a sentence

  1. <that's information that I'm not prepared to give out>

  2. <this heater gives out a funny smell sometimes>



14th Century

First Known Use of give out

14th century



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