Learn common phrasal verbs with GIVE with meaning and examples in English.
List of useful phrasal verbs with GIVE.
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- 1 Give away
- 2 Give away
- 3 Give away
- 4 Give away
- 5 Give back
- 6 Give back
- 7 Give forth
- 8 Give forth
- 9 Give in
- 10 Give in
- 11 Give in to
- 12 Give in to
- 13 Give it up for/to
- 14 Give of oneself
- 15 Give off
- 16 Give out
- 17 Give out
- 18 Give out
- 19 Give over
- 20 Give over
- 21 Give over
- 22 Give up
- 23 Give up
- 24 Give up
- 25 Give up
- 26 Give up
- 27 Give up
- 28 Give up on
- 29 Give up on
- 30 Give way
- 31 Give way
- 32 Give way
- 33 Give way to
- 34 Give way to
- 35 Give way to
- 36 Give yourself up
- Meaning: Make a gift of (something)
- Example: I didn’t like that book, so I gave it away.
- Meaning: Formally hand over a bride to the bridegroom; often by her father
- Example: Who giveth away this woman to this man in Holy matrimony?
- Meaning: Unintentionally reveal a secret, or expose someone
- Example: He gave himself away with a stupid lie.
- Meaning: Concede an advantage in weight, time, height etc.
- Example: Despite giving away twenty pounds in weight, the challenger found a knock-out blow in the second round.
- Meaning: Return, restore
- Example: Give me back my book!
- Meaning: Contribute money, goods or, especially, services for charitable purposes, as if in return for one’s own success We organize this
- Example: Thanksgiving dinner at the old-age home to give back to the community.
- Meaning: Emit or release something
- Example: The chimney gave forth a cloud of grey smoke.
- Meaning: Give off an emanation
- Example: The roses give forth a very heady scent at this time of the year.
- Meaning: Collapse or fall
- Example: The roof gave in under the weight of the snow.
- Meaning: Relent, yield, surrender or admit defeat
- Example: I finally gave in and let him stay up to watch TV.
Give in to
- Meaning: Allow a feeling or desire to control you
- Example: If you feel the urge for a cigarette, try not to give in to it.
Give in to
- Meaning: Criticise harshly or punish someone for something.
- Example: She would not give in to these men.
Give it up for/to
- Meaning: Applaud.
- Example: Ladies and gentlemen, give it up for the star of our show, Amy Jones!
Give of oneself
- Meaning: Devote oneself unselfishly to a task, especially to give time and energy
- Example: Thank you to all our dedicated volunteers who have given of themselves to make this project a success.
- Meaning: Emit; to produce and send forth
- Example: The substance was giving off smoke.
- Meaning: Issue; to distribute
- Example: Can you help me to give out the new books to the class, please?
Useful phrasal verbs with GIVE.
- Meaning: Break down, get out of order, fail
- Example: So your old car finally gave out, did it?
- Meaning: Complain, sulk, chastise
- Example: You shouldn’t give out to your brother like that.
- Meaning: Entrust (something) to another
- Example: She gave the deeds over to the solicitor.
- Meaning: Devote or resign to a particular purpose or activity
- Example: He gave himself over to a monastic life.
- Meaning: Give up; abandon; desert; stop
- Example: Give over with your nonsense, will you!
Phrasal verbs with GIVE – “Give up” meaning and example.
- Meaning: Surrender (someone or something)
- Example: They gave him up to the police.
- Meaning: Stop or quit (an activity, etc)
- Example: They gave up the search when it got dark.
- Meaning: Relinquish (something)
- Example: He gave up his seat to an old man.
- Meaning: Lose hope concerning (someone or something)
- Example: They gave him up for dead.
- Meaning: Abandon (someone or something)
- Example: I gave up my faith years ago.
- Meaning: Admit defeat, to capitulate
- Example: OK, I give up, you win.
Give up on
- Meaning: Lose faith in or stop believing in something or someone.
- Example: Most of the teachers gave up on her years ago.
Give up on
- Meaning: Stop feeling hope.
- Example: At that point, I hadn’t completely given up on the marriage.
- Meaning: Yield to persistent persuasion
- Example: The mother gave way to her crying child.
- Meaning: Collapse or break under physical stresses
- Example: After years of neglect, the rusty old bridge could give way at any time.
- Meaning: Give precedence to other road users
- Example: At the crossing, cars must give way to pedestrians.
Give way to
- Meaning: Be replaced by something better, cheaper, more modern, etc
- Example: The storm gave way to bright sunshine.
Give way to
- Meaning: Allow a vehicle to pass in front.
- Example: Let’s give way to traffic coming from the right.
Give way to
- Meaning: Surrender to strong emotions
- Example: Flinging herself on the bed, she gave way to helpless misery.
Give yourself up
- Meaning: Surrender to the police or authorities
- Example: The gunman gave himself up to the police.