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gave

verb
past tense of give

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1 to make a present of
  • thanked all the tutors who generously gave their time to help students after school

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3 to bring before the public in performance or exhibition
  • the author will give a reading from her latest work at 7:00 p.m.

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4 to fall down or in as a result of physical pressure
  • they loaded the shopping cart with so much food it gave under all the weight

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5 to hand over or use up in payment
  • I wouldn't give a nickel for such a run-down car

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6 to make known (as an idea, emotion, or opinion)
  • she gave her opinion on the matter very firmly and unmistakably

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7 to occupy (oneself) diligently or with close attention
  • totally gave himself to his studies in the hopes of winning a scholarship for next year

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8 to produce as revenue
  • a company that consistently gives $30 million in profits to the owner

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9 to put (something) into the possession of someone for use or consumption
  • gave him my e-mail address

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10 to put before another for acceptance or consideration
  • she gave the committee her grant proposal

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11 to cause (something) to pass from one to another
  • she gave her cold to me, and now I'm so sick that I can barely get out of bed

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“Gave.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/gave. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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