giveaway Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"giveaway" in British English

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giveawaynoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈɡɪv.əˌweɪ/

giveaway noun [C] (GIFT)

something that is given ​free to a ​customer

giveaway noun [C] (TRUTH)

informal something that ​tells or ​shows something ​secret, often without ​intending to: He said he'd given up ​smoking, but the ​emptypacks in the ​bin were a ​dead giveaway (= ​clearlyshowed the ​secrettruth).

giveawayadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈɡɪv.əˌweɪ/
A giveaway ​price is very ​low: The ​furniture shop's ​offering three-piece ​suites at giveaway prices.
(Definition of giveaway from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"giveaway" in American English

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giveawaynoun [C usually sing]

 us   /ˈɡɪv·əˌweɪ/

giveaway noun [C usually sing] (COMMUNICATION)

something that ​communicatesinformation, esp. when there is no ​intention to do this: The ​look on his ​face when her ​name is ​mentioned is a ​dead giveaway.

giveaway noun [C usually sing] (SOMETHING FREE)

something ​provided at no ​charge, or for which nothing is ​expected in ​return: The ​taxcutsrepresent a giveaway by the ​government to these ​businesses.
(Definition of giveaway from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"giveaway" in Business English

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giveawaynoun [C]

(also give-away) uk   us   /ˈɡɪvəweɪ/ COMMERCE, MARKETING
something that is given ​free to a ​customer: You might want to consider other ​forms of giveaway if your ​products are unsuitable to ​offer as ​samples or ​gifts.

giveawayadjective [before noun]

(also give-away) uk   us   /ˈɡɪvəweɪ/ COMMERCE, MARKETING
used to describe a ​price that is very ​low: The furniture shop's ​offering three-piece ​suites at give-away ​prices
(Definition of giveaway from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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