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give away something

phrasal verb with give us   /ɡɪv/ verb present participle giving, past tense gave, past participle given
  • (TELL)

to tell a secret or show your feelings unintentionally: I'm not giving away any plot surprises; read the review in the paper if you want to know them. The look on her face gave her away (= showed her real feelings).

give away something

phrasal verb with give us   /ɡɪv/ verb present participle giving, past tense gave, past participle given
  • (SUPPLY FREE)

to supply something at no charge: They’re giving away shopping bags.
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