(third-person singular simple present gives out, present participle giving out, simple past gave out, past participle given out)
- to utter, publish; to announce, proclaim, report. to give (it) out: to profess, give it to be believed that. also, to give (a person) out to be (so and so)
- (transtive) To announce (a hymn) to be sung; to read out (the words) for the congregation to sing
- To send forth, emit; to cause to be sent forth.
- To put forth, utter (prayers).
- To issue; to distribute.
- Can you help me to give out the new books to the class, please?
- (intranstive) To cease functioning in some way.
- (intransitive, of persons) To desist.
- To desist through exhaustion of strength or patience.
- (of an implement, a limb, a machine, etc.) To break down, get out of order, fail.
- So your old car finally gave out, did it?
- (of a supply) To run short, come to an end.
- (intransitive, Ireland, UK, idiomatic) To complain, sulk, chastise.
- You shouldn't give out to your brother like that.
- He was always giving out about the weather.