Give away - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɡɪv əˈweɪ|
Brit.  |ɡɪv əˈweɪ|

verb

- make a gift of
- make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret (syn: break, disclose, discover, divulge, expose, reveal, uncover, unwrap)
- formally hand over to the bridegroom in marriage; of a bride by her father
- give away information about somebody (syn: betray, denounce, grass, rat, shit, shop, snitch, stag)

Examples

Don't give away the ending of the story, it'll spoil it.

The thief gave his companions away (to the police), hoping to escape punishment.

The politician gave away his best chance to win the election when he foolishly said the wrong thing.

Mary was given away by the Marquis of Winchester.

When I spoke to you, you didn't say you'd given the idea away.

...the insincerity of his apology was given away by that slight smirk on his face...

...gave away all her potted plants when she moved...

We have six copies of the movie to give away.

We have five pairs of free tickets to give away.

tried to give away unwanted kittens

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