Give-out meaning

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.
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To send forth, emit; to cause to be sent forth.
  • To put forth, utter (prayers).
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To issue; to distribute.

Can you help me to give out the new books to the class, please?

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(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.
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(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.

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