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

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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 The man provided some information about his electric account but did not give out any personal information. cleveland, "Combative man keeps promise to officers: Mayfield Village Police Blotter," 1 Nov. 2019 Don’t give out your Medicare number, except to your doctor or other providers. Melissa Ramsey, Houston Chronicle, "BBB on Seniors: Medicare open enrollment a prime time for fraud," 18 Oct. 2019 Skip to main content The Apex Police Department shared the video to serve as a warning to not give out personal information to suspicious callers. Bart Jansen, USA TODAY, "Computer-assisted fraud: Hundreds arrested in worldwide crackdown against scam romances, lotteries," 10 Sep. 2019 Hulu doesn't give out regular viewership numbers for its popular shows like The Handmaid's Tale. Angela Watercutter, WIRED, "What Stranger Things' High Viewership Numbers Actually Mean," 9 July 2019 According to Fox 13, Hunter will give out the stockings at his school’s Winter Wonderland event on Dec. 5. Ricky Pinela,, "8-year-old Florida boy makes 800 Christmas stockings, one for every student in his school: report," 18 Nov. 2019 Throughout the two nights, pilots will give out 4,000 pounds of candy. Laura Latzko, azcentral, "Spooktacular Hot Air Balloon Festival at Salt River Fields is trick-or-treating with a twist," 18 Oct. 2019 The police will give out warnings at first and surveillance cameras will be watching. Andrea Salcedo, New York Times, "Cars All but Banned on One of Manhattan’s Busiest Streets," 3 Oct. 2019 The soil and water conservation district will give out 200 seedlings provided by the National Wildlife Federation. cleveland, "Tinker’s Creek Watershed Festival and tree seedling giveaway set for Oct. 12 at Bedford Reservation," 24 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of give out

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

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9 Dec 2019

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“Give out.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 11 December 2019.

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