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 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 That matters for two reasons, according to Credit Karma: first, some banks or lenders won't give out loans for purchases from private parties. Jo Yurcaba, Woman's Day, "How to Buy A Used Car and Not Get Taken Advantage Of," 24 Sep. 2019 Over the next 10 years, Gilead will give out a total $100 million to creative projects that reach communities where new transmissions are a concern. Cindy Krischer Goodman,, "Ending HIV: National coalition brings big money to the crisis in the South," 16 Aug. 2019 Baskin-Robbins and Cold Stone Creamery will also give out free or discounted cones to shoppers who download their mobile apps. Maddie Burakoff And Saeed Ahmed, CNN, "National Ice Cream Day means free cones. Here's what to know about everyone's favorite frozen treat," 21 July 2019 Wayback Burgers will give out free 12-ounce black-and-white shakes (vanilla bean ice cream, milk, vanilla syrup and Hershey's chocolate syrup) to all customers on Thursday from 10:30 a.m. until closing. Benjy Egel, sacbee, "This fast-food chain is giving out free milkshakes to celebrate summer solstice on Thursday," 20 June 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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25 Nov 2019

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“Give out.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 5 December 2019.

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