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English verb: give out

1. give out (weather) give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc.

SamplesThe ozone layer blocks some harmful rays which the sun emits.

Synonymsemit, give off

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Narrower (hyponym)effuse, fume, radiate, ray, reek, reflect, scintillate, shine, shoot, smoke, spark, sparkle, steam

Antonymstake in, absorb

2. give out (possession) give to several people

SamplesThe teacher handed out the exams.

Synonymsdistribute, hand out, pass out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody

Broader (hypernym)gift, give, present

Narrower (hyponym)apportion, deal, divvy up, portion out, share

3. give out (change) prove insufficient

SamplesThe water supply for the town failed after a long drought.

Synonymsfail, run out

Pattern of useSomething ----s

4. give out (change) stop operating or functioning

SamplesThe engine finally went.
The car died on the road.
The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town.
The coffee maker broke.
The engine failed on the way to town.
Her eyesight went after the accident.

ExamplesThese cars won't give out

Synonymsbreak, break down, conk out, die, fail, give way, go, go bad

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)change

Narrower (hyponym)blow, blow out, burn out, crash, go down, malfunction, misfire, misfunction

Verb groupbreak, buy the farm, cash in one's chips, choke, conk, croak, decease, die, drop dead, exit, expire, give-up the ghost, go, kick the bucket, pass, pass away, perish, pop off, snuff it

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