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"give out" in British English

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give out

phrasal verb with give uk   us   /ɡɪv/ verb (gave, given)
If a ​machine or ​part of ​yourbody gives out, it ​stopsworking: At the end of the ​race his ​legs gave out and he ​collapsed on the ​ground.
(Definition of give out from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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give out

phrasal verb with give  us   /ɡɪv/ verb (present participle giving, past tense gave, past participle given)
  • (NOT CONTINUE)

to last no ​longer, or to ​work no ​longer: Food ​supplies will give out by the end of the ​week.
(Definition of give out from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “give out”
in Chinese (Simplified) 出毛病, 停止运转…
in Turkish pes etmek, durmak, bitmek…
in Russian переставать работать, отказывать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 出毛病, 停止運作…
in Polish odmówić posłuszeństwa…
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