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GIVE AWAY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does give away mean? 

GIVE AWAY (verb)
  The verb GIVE AWAY has 4 senses:

1. make a gift of
2. make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
3. formally hand over to the bridegroom in marriage; of a bride by her father
4. give away information about somebody

  Familiarity information: GIVE AWAY used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


GIVE AWAY (verb)


Sense 1give away [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a gift of

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context example:

She gave away her antique furniture

Hypernyms (to "give away" is one way to...):

gift; give; present (give as a present; make a gift of)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2give away [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

let on; divulge; disclose; expose; give away; unwrap; let out; reveal; impart; discover; bring out; break

Context examples:

The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold / The actress won't reveal how old she is / bring out the truth / he broke the news to her / unwrap the evidence in the murder case

Hypernyms (to "give away" is one way to...):

tell (let something be known)

Cause:

break; get around; get out (be released or become known; of news)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "give away"):

babble; babble out; blab; blab out; let the cat out of the bag; peach; sing; spill the beans; talk; tattle (divulge confidential information or secrets)

leak (tell anonymously)

confide (reveal in private; tell confidentially)

betray; bewray (reveal unintentionally)

spring (produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly)

come out; come out of the closet; out (to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality)

out (reveal (something) about somebody's identity or lifestyle)

blow (cause to be revealed and jeopardized)

muckrake (explore and expose misconduct and scandals concerning public figures)

blackwash (bring (information) out of concealment)

reveal (disclose directly or through prophets)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something
Somebody ----s something to somebody
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Sentence example:

They give away that there was a traffic accident


Sense 3give away [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Formally hand over to the bridegroom in marriage; of a bride by her father

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Hypernyms (to "give away" is one way to...):

deliver; fork out; fork over; fork up; get in; hand over; render; turn in (to surrender someone or something to another)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 4give away [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give away information about somebody

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

tell on; shit; stag; snitch; shop; denounce; give away; betray; rat; grass

Context example:

He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam

Hypernyms (to "give away" is one way to...):

inform (impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "give away"):

sell out (give information that compromises others)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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