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English definition of “give sb away”

give sb away

(MARRIAGE) formal phrasal verb with give     /ɡɪv/ verb (gave, given)
in a marriage ceremony, to formally bring a woman who is getting married to the front of the church so that she is standing at the side of her future partner, and then to give permission for her to marry: The bride was given away by her father.Relating to weddings
(Definition of give sb away (MARRIAGE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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