give sth away Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"give sth away" in British English

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give sth away

phrasal verb with give uk   us   /ɡɪv/ verb (gave, given)

give sth away (FREE)

B1 to give something to someone without ​asking for ​payment: The ​shop is giving away a ​sample to every ​customer. Nobody ​wants this ​type of ​heater any more - I can't ​even give it away!
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give sth away (SECRET)

B2 to ​tellpeople something ​secret, often without ​intending to: The ​party was ​meant to be a ​surprise, but Sharon gave it away. I won't give the ​game (= the ​information or ​plan) away.
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give sth away (goal/win)

to ​allow an ​opponent to ​score a ​goal or ​win a ​game by making a ​mistake or doing something very ​badly : You can't give away ​goals as ​easily as we did and ​wingames at this ​level.
(Definition of give sth away from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"give sth away" in Business English

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give sth away

phrasal verb with give uk   us   /ɡɪv/ verb [I or T] (past tense gave, past participle given)
to ​provide or ​offer something to someone for ​free: We're giving away thousands of ​freeDVDs if you ​spend over $50! He gave over half of his ​personalfortune away before he died.
(Definition of give sth away from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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