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Could you give me that pen?
She gave the flowers to me to hold.
The motor oil gives good performance in all weather conditions.
The removal of trade restrictions could give the economy a substantial boost.
These stories have given people enormous pleasure over the years.
The results gave us a distinct shock.
Since we replaced the clutch, the car has given us no trouble at all.
She gave us the distinct impression that the work was nearly finished.
formal The hotel isn't as luxurious as we were given to understand in the brochure.
I gave him a hug before I left.
We need to give the dog a bath this weekend.
I'll give you a call on Sunday.
Permission to build on the site had to be given by the zoning board.
How much did they give you for your old car?
Martin gave me $500 for my computer.
The bridge has to be able to give a little in the wind.
This is the American English definition of give. View British English definition of give.