give out

gave out; given out; giving out; gives out

Definition of give out

transitive verb

1a : 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
2 : emit gave out a constant hum
3 : issue gave out new uniforms

intransitive verb

2 : to become exhausted : collapse

Examples of give out in a Sentence

that's information that I'm not prepared to give out this heater gives out a funny smell sometimes
Recent Examples on the Web Though there’s often a large distinction between the sticker price of the college and what families actually pay, Owen said colleges don’t give out financial aid offers until after the student is accepted. Leah Asmelash, CNN, 5 June 2022 Deputies set up a table in front of the courthouse at 7 a.m. and give out 100 spectator wristbands until 9:30 a.m., or until they were all distributed. Emily Yahr, Washington Post, 26 May 2022 Yes, her brother, Jaime Jr., was a star men’s player for UCLA, but Close doesn’t just give out scholarships because of family connections. Eric Sondheimercolumnist, Los Angeles Times, 2 Apr. 2022 The grocery store doesn't give out bags, so be sure to bring your own. Tirion Morris, The Arizona Republic, 2 Dec. 2021 Airdrops are when crypto projects give out free cryptocurrency or NFTs to a select group of people. Fortune, 2 June 2022 Rhonda Sneed and Traci Byrd-Eagles spent much of Saturday driving around Richmond, Va., to give out lunches and more than 200 bottles of water and Gatorade to homeless people in the city. New York Times, 21 May 2022 This week, officers have stopped by multiple stores at different times of the day to give out $100, according to ABC affiliate KGTV and CBS affiliate KFMB-TV. Maria Pasquini,, 22 Apr. 2022 He's probably got a lot of good life hacks to give out to other people. Steve Baltin, Forbes, 13 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of give out

14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a

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“Give out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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