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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Nestled among Cypress trees and Monterey pines, the place gives off major '60s vibes thanks to its retro refit, complete with shuffleboard and croquet courts, swimming pools, and fire pits for roasting s'mores. Mehera Bonner, Marie Claire, "Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in California's Secret Wine Country," 8 Jan. 2019 Steam rooms give off a dry heat, with humidity levels around 5 to 20 percent. SELF, "Does the Steam Room at the Gym Actually Do Anything?," 4 Jan. 2019 Aim it at your electric panel and see if there’s a breaker giving off excess heat. Andrew Northshield, Popular Mechanics, "Firefighter Reviews New Thermal-Imaging Camera," 21 Nov. 2018 With a clean and simple aesthetic, Made By Design gives off a totally different vibe from Target's other brands like Hearth and Hand or Opalhouse. Danielle Tullo, House Beautiful, "Target's New Home Line Has Officially Launched," 25 June 2018 Most of the time, people are warmer than their surrounding temperatures, giving off heat to the environment. Heidi Mitchell, WSJ, "How Much Do Hot Drinks Help on a Cold Day?," 5 Dec. 2018 Most smartphones use capacitive sensors, which detect the electrical impulses given off by a fingertip. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Meet Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855: AI boosts, a smarter camera, mobile gaming—and bye-bye, JPEG," 5 Dec. 2018 Uncover and bake until the juices given off by the vegetables are bubbling and the fillets are cooked through, 10 to 15 minutes. House Beautiful, "Red Snapper Veracruz-Style Recipe," 28 Aug. 2010 Everything from exploding stars to the super heated material churning around a black hole can give off X-rays that Chandra can pick up. Loren Grush, The Verge, "After briefly going offline, NASA’s Chandra X-ray space telescope is back in action," 15 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of give off

1831, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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The first known use of give off was in 1831

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