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give out


verb (adverb)

  1. (transitive) to emit or discharge
  2. (transitive) to publish or make known   ⇒  ■ the chairman gave out that he would resign
  3. (transitive) to hand out or distribute   ⇒  ■ they gave out free chewing gum on the street
  4. (intransitive) to become exhausted; fail   ⇒  ■ the supply of candles gave out
  5. (intransitive) foll by to (Irish, informal) to reprimand (someone) at length
  6. (transitive) (cricket) (of an umpire) to declare (a batsman) dismissed

Translations for 'give out'

  • British English: give out If you give out a number of things, you distribute them among a group of people.They were giving out leaflets.ɡɪv aʊt VERB
  • Arabic: يُوَزِّعُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: dar
  • Chinese: 分发
  • Croatian: dijeliti
  • Czech: rozdat rozdávat
  • Danish: give ud
  • Dutch: uitdelen
  • European Spanish: distribuir
  • Finnish: jakaaantaa
  • French: distribuer
  • German: austeilen
  • Greek: διανέμω
  • Italian: distribuire
  • Japanese: 配布する
  • Korean: 배포하다
  • Norwegian: utgi
  • Polish: rozdać rozdawać
  • Portuguese: distribuir
  • Romanian: a împărți
  • Russian: раздавать
  • Spanish: distribuirentregar
  • Swedish: avge
  • Thai: แจกจ่าย
  • Turkish: dağıtmakvermek
  • Ukrainian: роздавати роздати
  • Vietnamese: phát ra

Example Sentences Including 'give out'

And anyway I'm not supposed to give out information about other patients.
Dobbs, Michael The Touch of Innocents
I'm sorry, sir, I'm not permitted to give out information about guests.
Adam, Paul A Nasty Dose of Death
Francie used Betty, in a little coloured stumper's booth, to give out the numbered tickets.
Gash, Jonathan The Tartan Ringers


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