give out

verb

Definition of give out

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  declare, publish giving out that the doctor … required a few days of complete rest — Charles Dickensb :  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

First Known Use of give out

14th century



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