give 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

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That award—still to be named—will serve as a complement to the Cecil B. DeMille award which is typically given out to lifetime achievement in film. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, "Here's the Full List of Nominees for the 2019 Golden Globe Awards," 6 Dec. 2018 But giving out shares at the entry level where wages are set could be considered a handout. John D. Stoll, WSJ, "Apple, Starbucks Have an Answer for the Tight Job Market: Hand Out Stock," 20 July 2018 During that period, Winkler scoured film of himself from as far back as 2011 to determine why his arm gave out again. Gabriel Baumgaertner,, "With Violent Elbow Injuries Behind Him, Braves Reliever Dan Winkler Is Pitching Like an All-Star," 4 July 2018 Only three were initially given out by Shanghai's Maritime Safety Administration to transfer fireworks onto container ships there, several fireworks and shipping executives said. Damian Paletta And Emily Rauhala,, "How one Chinese businessman became the largest fireworks supplier in the U.S.," 3 July 2018 The Public Art Fund estimates that 50,000 hot dogs will be given out by the end of the exhibition. Shoshana Wodinsky, The Verge, "We have some questions about this blobby yellow bus that dispenses free hot dogs," 11 July 2018 That, and — at least if the amount of comments on this Instagram post is any indication — giving out bongs signed by the stars of Broad City is a pretty clever campaign tactic., "Cynthia Nixon Takes On President Trump & The White House Over ICE," 9 July 2018 Whether new visas of this class will be given out remains to be seen. Emily Dreyfuss, WIRED, "In Upholding Trump's Travel Ban, the Supreme Court Harms Scientists," 27 June 2018 Spiller later gave out her personal cell number to all in attendance. Hanna Krueger,, "Hundreds gather to celebrate the life of Keeven Robinson, who died in JPSO custody," 19 May 2018

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First Known Use of give out

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

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