give off


Definition of give off 

transitive verb

1 : to send out as a branch

2 : emit gave off an unpleasant smell

intransitive verb

: to branch off

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The meat is in full contact with its serum, the liquid that the raw meat gives off, while wrapped up. Nick Kindelsperger,, "Why dry-aged steak is superior, and where to buy it in Chicago for cooking at home," 14 June 2018 Even her off-screen promotion of the show was noteworthy, giving off major star charisma., "This Is Keri Russell's Time To Shine — Welcome To The Russell-ution, Comrades," 13 July 2018 Braupakt pours with a thick light khaki head, giving off a mild clove scent. Peter Rowe,, "The best beer in America is... well, it's not from San Diego County," 28 June 2018 The pieces were straight out of the designer’s fall show, giving off a western vibe with a high-fashion quality. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Dua Lipa Posts About Wearing Necklaces to Bed on Instagram," 8 June 2018 All of which is correct, giving off an Area 51 vibe enhanced by a journey over unpaved back roads through cattle country. Scott Craven, azcentral, "What is artist James Turrell creating inside a Flagstaff crater? He's been at it for 40 years," 14 May 2018 Period fireplaces are among the original character details, while exotic items such as artistic tilework and pendant lighting give off a slightly Moroccan feel. Neal J. Leitereg,, "Soleil Moon Frye, Jason Goldberg part with Moroccan-vibe home in Hancock Park," 25 June 2018 The building has a brick fireplace which gives off a sense of home and comfort. Rachel Scaman, Aurora Beacon-News, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs: Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora," 5 July 2018 In that situation, sulfuric gases burned parallel to lava, which gave off an electric blue glow. Barnini Chakraborty, Fox News, "Hawaii volcano creating blue flames from methane in cracked roads," 23 May 2018

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First Known Use of give off

1831, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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