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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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