Meaning of “give sth away” in the English Dictionary

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"give sth away" in British English

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give sth away

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

(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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(SECRET)

B2 to tell people 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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(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 win games 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 /ɡɪv/ us 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 free DVDs if you spend over $50!
He gave over half of his personal fortune away before he died.

(Definition of “give sth away” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)