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verb /ɡiv/ ( past tense gave /ɡeiv/, past participle given)
to cause to have
dar, regalar
My aunt gave me a book for Christmas Can you give me an opinion on this?
to produce (something)
Cows give milk, but horses do not He gave a talk on his travels.
to yield, bend, break etc
ceder, dar de sí
This lock looks solid, but it will give under pressure.
to organize (some event etc)
dar, celebrar, organizar
We’re giving a party next week.
given adjective stated
The computer will execute the command at the given time.
(with to) in the habit of (doing) something
dado a, propenso a
He’s given to making stupid remarks.
taking (something) as a fact
dado, considerando, teniendo en cuenta
Given that x equals three, x plus two equals five.
given name noun (American) a personal or Christian name.
nombre de pila
give and take willingness to allow someone something in return for being allowed something oneself
toma y daca, concesiones mutuas
In every relationship there has to be a certain amount of give and take.
give away phrasal verb to give etc (something) to someone (eg because one no longer wants it)
dar, regalar; deshacerse de
I’m going to give all my old clothes away to charity.
to cause or allow (information etc ) to become known usually accidentally
revelar, descubrir, dejar escapar
He gave away our hiding-place (noun give-away) the lingering smell was a give-away.
give back phrasal verb to return something
She gave me back the book that she had borrowed last week.
give in phrasal verb to stop fighting and admit defeat; to yield
The soldiers were outnumbered and gave in to the enemy.
to hand or bring (something) to someone (often a person in authority)
Do we have to give in our books at the end of the lesson?
give off phrasal verb to produce
emitir, soltar, producir
That fire is giving off a lot of smoke.
give or take allowing for the addition or subtraction of
más o menos
I weigh sixty-five kilos, give or take a little (= approximately sixty-five kilos).
give out phrasal verb to give, usually to several people
repartir, distribuir
The headmaster’s wife gave out the school prizes.
to come to an end
terminar, llegar al límite
My patience gave out.
to produce
producir, causar, emitir
The fire gave out a lot of heat.
give rise to to cause
dar lugar, provocar, causar
The train strike gave rise to a large number of problems for commuters.
give up phrasal verb to stop, abandon
dejar de, abandonar; rendirse
They gave up the search.
to stop using etc
renunciar a, desistir
You’ll have to give up cigarettes I won’t give up all my hobbies for you.
to hand over (eg oneself or something that one has) to someone else
ceder, renunciar a, sacrificar
He was eventually persuaded to give up the stolen jewels.
to devote (time etc) to doing something
sacrificar, consagrar, dedicar
He gave up all his time to gardening.
(often with asor for) to consider (a person, thing etc) to be
dar por
You took so long to arrive that we had almost given you up (for lost).
give way to stop in order to allow eg traffic to pass
ceder el paso
Give way to traffic coming from the right.
to break, collapse etc under pressure
The bridge will give way any day now.
to agree against one’s will
ceder ante
I have no intention of giving way to demands like that.
(Definition of give from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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