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

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The water park is also giving out a free fruit punch or lemonade for those who want a non-alcoholic option or are under 21. Gabrielle Russon,, "Here’s how to get free beer at Orlando’s theme parks," 6 Aug. 2019 But after some fans reportedly came forward to complain about the stream's quality, Halogen is apparently giving out refunds. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Jake Paul and Tana Mongeau Live-Streamed Their Wedding. Now Fans Are Reportedly Getting Refunds.," 30 July 2019 The San Diego Foundation is giving out about $2.8 million in scholarships to 934 students who will attend post-secondary education this school year. Kristen Taketa, San Diego Union-Tribune, "San Diego Foundation awards $2.8 million in college scholarships," 19 July 2019 Now a retired firefighter is giving out free doses of an opioid antagonist naloxone, often sold under the brand name Narcan. Austen Erblat,, "Retired firefighter trying to combat overdose epidemic with free classes and Narcan spray," 28 June 2019 The doughnut chain is giving out its new Original Filled doughnuts, available in vanilla and chocolate, while supplies last. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "First day of summer, National Smoothie Day: Free food and discounts at Dairy Queen, Jamba," 20 June 2019 More airlines are now giving out miles or points based on the price of a trip instead of distance. Scott Mccartney, WSJ, "Top Frequent-Flier Programs for 2018," 16 May 2018 The city is giving out the first 100,000 cards for free, but after that adults will pay $10 and children will pay $5. Elvia Malagon,, "On first day, Chicago issues 500 municipal ID cards, officials say," 1 May 2018 The bottles will be given out in the days leading up to and during Sunday's game. Marc Bona,, "Pepsi ‘Believeland’ bottles to mark Browns’ Sunday Night Football appearance," 17 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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