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Significado de “give” - Diccionario Inglés

Significado de "give" - Diccionario Inglés

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uk   /ɡɪv/ us   /ɡɪv/ gave, given
  • give verb (PROVIDE)

A1 [I or T] to offer something to someone, or to provide someone with something: [+ two objects] She gave us a set of saucepans as a wedding present. Can you give me a date for another appointment? They never gave me a chance/choice. Has the director given you permission to do that? [+ adv/prep] We always try to give to charity. We're collecting for the children's home - please give generously. The police gave (out) road-safety booklets to the children (= gave them to all the children). Please give (up) your seat to an elderly or disabled person if they need it.
B1 [T] to pay someone a particular amount: I gave the taxi driver £20 and told him to keep the change.
give of your money, time, etc. formal
to give your money, time, or best efforts, especially in a way that seems generous: We're very grateful to all the people who have given of their time.UK She wasn't feeling well, so I don't think she gave of her best tonight.
give (sth) your all US also give (sth)your best old-fashioned
to put a lot of effort into doing something: We must be finished by tonight, so I want you to give it your all.
A2 [T] to tell someone something: The winner's name was given (out)/They gave the winner's name (out) on the news. [+ two objects] Can you give Jo a message for me?
[T] to punish someone by sending them to prison for a particular period: [+ two objects] If you're found guilty, they'll give you three years.
[T] informal to calculate that something will last a particular amount of time: [+ two objects] Look at that old car she bought - I give it two weeks before it breaks down.

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  • give verb (CAUSE)

B1 [T] to produce or cause something: [+ two objects] The fresh air gave us an appetite (= made us hungry). What you said has given me an idea. The alarm gave (out) a high-pitched sound.
give sb to understand sth formal
to tell someone something or cause someone to think that something is true: I was given to understand she was staying at this hotel.

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  • give verb (DO)

A2 [T] to perform an action: [+ two objects] She gave me a smile/strange look. They had to give the car a push to start it. Give me a call/ring (= phone me) when you get back from holiday. Who is giving the speech/lecture/concert?
A2 [T] to organize a party, meal, etc.: They're always giving parties. The ambassador is giving a banquet for the visiting president.
give sth a go
to attempt something: Only a few people are successful as professional athletes, but it's worth giving it a go.
[T + two objects] formal to say publicly that everyone present at a formal occasion, especially a meal, should drink a toast to someone (= have a drink in honour of someone): Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the president!

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  • give verb (STRETCH)

[I] If something gives, it stretches, bends, or breaks, or becomes less firm or tight, under pressure: The rope gave under/with the weight of the load. The shoes will give a little after you've worn them once or twice.figurative You can't work so hard all the time - something will have to give (= change).figurative Suddenly her patience gave (out) and she shouted angrily at the children.
  • give verb (DECIDE)

[T + obj + adj ] UK in some sports, to decide and state officially that a player or the ball is in a particular condition or place: The umpire gave the batsman out. The ball was clearly out, but the line judge gave it in.

givenoun [U]

uk   /ɡɪv/ us   /ɡɪv/
(Definition of give from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "give" - Diccionario Inglés Americano

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us   /ɡɪv/ present participle giving, past tense gave, past participle given
  • give verb (OFFER)

[T] to offer something of your own to another person or thing, or to allow something you own or control to be owned or used by another: We’re collecting for the Red Crossplease give what you can. We’re giving Helen a salad bowl/We’re giving a salad bowl to Helen as a wedding present. Give me back my book/Give my book back (= Return my book). Give her enough time (= Allow her to have enough time) to finish the exam.
  • give verb (PRODUCE)

[T] to produce or cause something: He gave me a hard push. Give me a phone call when you get home. The president is giving a speech tonight. The fresh air gave us an appetite (= made us hungry). We’re giving a birthday party for Kareem. He gave me the impression (= He made me think) that the deal would go through. This car has given (= caused) me lots of trouble ever since I got it.
  • give verb (STRETCH)

[I] to stretch or become looser: New shoes will give a little after you’ve worn them a few times. fig. The negotiations are completely deadlocked, and neither side will give an inch (= each refuses to change its position even a little).
noun [U] us   /ɡɪv/
A cotton sweater doesn’t have much give.
(Definition of give from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "give" - Diccionario Inglés para los negocios

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giveverb [I or T]

uk   /ɡɪv/ us   past tense gave, past participle given
to offer something to someone or provide them with it, especially without asking for any payment: give sb sth Can you give me a date for another appointment?give sth to sb We gave over 200 free copies of the software to a local educational institution.
to pay a particular amount of money to someone for something: give sth for sth What would you give for this painting? There are people starving as a result of the disaster, so please give generously.
to allow a person or activity a particular amount of time: You should give at least two days for writing the report. give sb a moment/minute/second I'm nearly finished - just give me a moment.
(Definition of give from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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