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English verb: give away

1. give away (possession) make a gift of

SamplesShe gave away her antique furniture.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)gift, give, present

2. give away (communication) make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret

SamplesThe auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold.
The actress won't reveal how old she is.
Bring out the truth.
He broke the news to her.
Unwrap the evidence in the murder case.

ExamplesThey give away that there was a traffic accident

Synonymsbreak, bring out, disclose, discover, divulge, expose, let on, let out, reveal, unwrap

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)tell

Narrower (hyponym)babble, babble out, betray, bewray, blab, blab out, blackwash, blow, come out, come out of the closet, confide, leak, let the cat out of the bag, muckrake, out, out, peach, reveal, sing, spill the beans, spring, talk, tattle

Causebreak, get around, get out

Verb groupbreak, get around, get out

3. give away (possession) formally hand over to the bridegroom in marriage; of a bride by her father

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)deliver, fork out, fork over, fork up, hand over, render, turn in

4. give away (communication) give away information about somebody

SamplesHe told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam.

Synonymsbetray, denounce, grass, rat, shit, shop, snitch, stag, tell on

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)inform

Narrower (hyponym)sell out

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