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English definition of “give”

give

noun [U]     /ɡɪv/
the quality of stretching, bending, or breaking, or becoming less firm or tight, under pressure: A sweater knitted in pure cotton hasn't much give (= will not stretch much).Flexible, loose and yielding
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