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[3]     ( gives    3rd person present)   ( giving    present participle)   ( gave    past tense)   ( given    past participle  )   (OTHER USES, PHRASES, AND PHRASAL VERBS)  
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1       verb   If something gives, it collapses or breaks under pressure.  
My knees gave under me.      V  
2       v-passive   You say that you are givento understand or believe that something is the case when you do not want to say how you found out about it, or who told you.  
FORMAL, vagueness   We were given to understand that he was ill...      be V-ed to-inf  
4    You use give me to say that you would rather have one thing than another, especially when you have just mentioned the thing that you do not want.  
give me      phrase   PHR n  
I've never had anything barbecued and I don't want it. Give me a good roast dinner any day.     
5    If you say that something requires give and take, you mean that people must compromise or co-operate for it to be successful.  
give and take      phrase  
...a happy relationship where there's a lot of give and take.     
6    Give or take is used to indicate that an amount is approximate. For example, if you say that something is fifty years old, give or take a few years, you mean that it is approximately fifty years old.  
give or take      phrase   PHR amount  
They grow to a height of 12 ins<endash>give or take a couple of inches.     
    to give the game away  
    to give notice  
    to give rise to  
    to give way  
    way   give away  
1       phrasal verb   If you give away something that you own, you give it to someone, rather than selling it, often because you no longer want it.,   (Antonym: keep)    He was giving his collection away for nothing...      V n P  
We have six copies of the book to give away.      V P n (not pron)  
2       phrasal verb   If someone gives away an advantage, they accidentally cause their opponent or enemy to have that advantage.   (=throw away)  
We gave away a silly goal...      V P n (not pron), Also V n P  
3       phrasal verb   If you give away information that should be kept secret, you reveal it to other people.  
She would give nothing away...      V n P  
They felt like they were giving away company secrets.      V P n (not pron)  
4       phrasal verb   To give someone or something away means to show their true nature or identity, which is not obvious.  
Although they are pretending hard to be young, grey hair and cellulite give them away...      V n P  
5       phrasal verb   In a Christian wedding ceremony, if someone gives the bride away, they officially present her to her husband. This is traditionally done by the bride's father.  
V n P   give back      phrasal verb   If you give something back, you return it to the person who gave it to you.  
I gave the textbook back to him...      V n P to n  
You gave me back the projector...      V n P n (not pron)  
I gave it back politely.      V n P   give in  
1       phrasal verb   If you give in, you admit that you are defeated or that you cannot do something.  
All right. I give in. What did you do with the ship?      V P  
2       phrasal verb   If you give in, you agree to do something that you do not want to do.  
I pressed my parents until they finally gave in and registered me for skating classes...      V P  
Officials say they won't give in to the workers' demands.      V P to n   give off   , give out      phrasal verb   If something gives off or gives out a gas, heat, or a smell, it produces it and sends it out into the air.  
...natural gas, which gives off less carbon dioxide than coal...      V P n (not pron)   give out  
1       phrasal verb   If you give out a number of things, you distribute them among a group of people.   (=hand out)  
There were people at the entrance giving out leaflets.      V P n (not pron), Also V n P  
2       phrasal verb   If you give out information, you make it known to people.  
He wouldn't give out any information...      V P n (not pron)  
How often do you give your phone number out?      V n P  
3       phrasal verb   If a piece of equipment or part of the body gives out, it stops working.  
All machines give out eventually...      V P  
One of his lungs gave out entirely.      V P  
    give off   give over to   , give up to      phrasal verb   If something is given over or given up to a particular use, it is used entirely for that purpose.  
usu passive  
Much of the garden was given over to vegetables...      be V-ed P P n   give up         
1       phrasal verb   If you give up    something, you stop doing it or having it.      
Coastguards had given up all hope of finding the two divers alive.      V P n/-ing  
...smokers who give up before 30.      V P  
2       phrasal verb   If you give up   , you decide that you cannot do something and stop trying to do it.      
After a fruitless morning sitting at his desk he had given up.      V P  
3       phrasal verb   If you give up    your job, you resign from it.      
She gave up her job to join her husband's campaign...      V P n/-ing (not pron)  
He is thinking of giving up teaching.      V P n/-ing (not pron)  
4       phrasal verb   If you give up    something that you have or that you are entitled to, you allow someone else to have it.      
Georgia refuses to give up any territory...      V P n (not pron)  
One of the men with him gave up his place on the bench.      V P n (not pron)  
5       phrasal verb   If you giveyourselfup, you let the police or other people know where you are, after you have been hiding from them.  
A 28-year-old man later gave himself up and will appear in court today.      V pron-refl P   give up on      phrasal verb   If you give up on something or someone, you decide that you will never succeed in doing what you want to with them, and you stop trying to.  
He urged them not to give up on peace efforts...      V P P n  
My teachers gave up on me.      V P P n   give up to  
    give over to  
Traducción diccionario Collins Inglés Cobuild  

give up

abandon, call it a day or night, capitulate, cease, cede, cut out, desist, despair, fall by the wayside, forswear, hand over, kick     (informal)   kiss (something) goodbye, leave off, quit, relinquish, renounce, resign, say goodbye to, step down     (informal)   stop, surrender, throw in the sponge, throw in the towel, waive  

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give up on, give up to, give, give

don't give up the day job id.
a humorous way of recommending someone not to pursue something at which they are unlikely to be good or successful and thus, to rather stick to what they can do best, namely, their job
Ex.: Although she had poured her whole heart and soul into her singing at the karaoke, her somewhat cruel but nonetheless lucid friends told her: 'don't give up the day job!'

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(in an organization) set up a more informal structure/workflow/environment; give up on communication protocols between departments
give a phone call
E.g.: Just give me a ring when you want to go out.
do not take into account, disregard, ignore on purpose, avoid, dismiss
E.g: His boss asked him for a report, but he gave it the go-by.
have a powerful impact on someone; impress; generate an emotion (positive, but also negative)
it can be used to describe a feeling of fear or a positive emotion; e.g.: "This violin music gives me the chills" or "Being all alone in that old house after gave me the chills."
abbr. acron.
I don't give a fuck
give credit to; to say an event caused something else.
Eg.: I attribute my illness to my friend who coughed at me.
right granted to a general assembly to give an opinion on the salaries and bonuses of top managers
make an attempt, endeavor, make an effort
stop employing someone ; end a romantic relationship with someone
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