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English definition of “giveaway”

giveaway

noun [C] uk   /ˈɡɪv.əˌweɪ/ us  

giveaway noun [C] (GIFT)

something that is given free to a customer

giveaway noun [C] (TRUTH)

informal something that tells or shows something secret, often without intending to: He said he'd given up smoking, but the empty packets in the bin were a dead giveaway (= clearly showed the secret truth).

giveaway

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈɡɪv.əˌweɪ/ us  
describes a price that is very low: The furniture shop's offering three-piece suites at giveaway prices.
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