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giveaway

noun [C usually sing]  /ˈɡɪv·əˌweɪ/ us  

giveaway noun [C usually sing] (COMMUNICATION)

something that communicates information, esp. when there is no intention to do this: The look on his face when her name is mentioned is a dead giveaway.

giveaway noun [C usually sing] (SOMETHING FREE)

something provided at no charge, or for which nothing is expected in return: The tax cuts represent a giveaway by the government to these businesses.
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