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English definition of “give away something”

give away something

(TELL) phrasal verb with give    /ɡɪv/ verb (present participle giving, past tense gave, past participle given)
to tell a secret or show your feelings unintentionally: I'm not giving away any plot surprises; read the review in the paper if you want to know them. The look on her face gave her away (= showed her real feelings).
(Definition of give away something (TELL) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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