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English definition of “give”

give

verb (DO)    /ɡɪv/ (gave, given)
A2 [T] to perform an action: [+ two objects] She gave me a smile/strange look. They had to give the car a push to start it. Give me a call/ring (= phone me) when you get back from holiday. Who is giving the speech/lecture/concert?Acting and actsDealing with things or people A2 [T] to organize a party, meal, etc.: They're always giving parties. The ambassador is giving a banquet for the visiting president.Managing and organizing give sth a go to attempt something: Only a few people are successful as sports professionals, but it's worth giving it a go.Trying and making an effortEffort and expending energy [T + two objects] formal to say publicly that everyone present at a formal occasion, especially a meal, should drink a toast to someone (= have a drink in honour of someone): Gentlemen, I give you the Queen!Drinking alcohol
(Definition of give verb (DO) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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