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give sth away

phrasal verb with give
 
 
/ɡɪv/ verb ( past tense gave, past participle given)
NO MONEY B1 to give something to someone without asking for any money: They're giving away a CD with this magazine.Giving, providing and supplyingCosting or worth little or no money
SECRET B2 to let someone know a secret, often without intending to: The party was meant to be a surprise, but Caroline gave it away.Revealing secrets and becoming known
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