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Could you give me that pen?
She gave the flowers to me to hold.
Will the new tax laws make people give the government more of their property?
There are tax advantages if you give the house to your children.
Can’t you give her anything for the pain?
The drug is normally given by injection.
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.
If you see him, will you give him a message from me?
They gave me all the instructions over the phone.
The answers are given on page 100.
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.
When selecting applicants, priority is usually given to those with experience.
They have given us six months to develop a new billing system.
She gave the whole office the flu.
You could easily give the disease to your partner.
How much did they give you for your old car?
Martin gave me $500 for my computer.
We always give to charity at Christmas.
We prefer to give our money to local causes.
The Small Business Association gives loans to new businesses.
The bridge has to be able to give a little in the wind.
I tried to get my husband to come with me, but he wouldn’t give.
They expect you to give yourself to the job completely.
Oh, he’s charming enough, I’ll give you that, but I wouldn’t trust him an inch.
I would give anything for a trip to Maui right now.
This is the American English definition of give. View British English definition of give.