give off - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theygive off
he/she/itgives off
present participlegiving off
past tensegave off
past participlegiven off
  1. give off something to produce something such as heat, light, or a smell

    When they die, plants give off gases such as carbon dioxide and methane.

See also main entry: give