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I/you/we/theygive out
he/she/itgives out
present participlegiving out
past tensegave out
past participlegiven out
  1. 1
    [transitive] to give something to several people

    The office gives out financial advice to students.

    1. a.
      British used about news and other information that is broadcast

      Details of the accident were given out on the nine o'clock news.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] if something such as a machine or a part of your body gives out, it stops working

    His heart finally gave out under the strain.

  3. 3
    [intransitive] if a supply of something has given out, all of it has been used

    Their water gave out two days ago.

  4. 4
    [transitive] give out something to produce something such as a sound or light

    The quietest devices give out only a low, almost inaudible hum.

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