give out

verb

Definition of give out

transitive verb
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
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

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

  2. this heater gives out a funny smell sometimes

First Known Use of give out

14th century



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