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give (n):
the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
Related Words: springiness
give (v):
convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture
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Throw a glance.
She gave me a dirty look
give (v):
convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow
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Don't pay him any mind.
give the orders.
Give him my best regards.
pay attention
give (v):
bestow
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give homage.
render thanks

Related Word: render
give (v):
proffer (a body part)
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She gave her hand to her little sister
give (v):
consent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man
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She gave herself to many men
give (v):
occur
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what gives?
give (v):
estimate the duration or outcome of something
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He gave the patient three months to live.
I gave him a very good chance at success
give (v):
dedicate
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give thought to.
give priority to.
pay attention to
give (v):
manifest or show
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This student gives promise of real creativity.
The office gave evidence of tampering
give (v):
inflict as a punishment
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She gave the boy a good spanking.
The judge gave me 10 years
give (v):
allow to have or take
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I give you two minutes to respond
give (v):
guide or direct, as by behavior of persuasion
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You gave me to think that you agreed with me
give (v):
submit for consideration, judgment, or use
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give one's opinion.
give an excuse
give (v):
give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
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She committed herself to the work of God.
give one's talents to a good cause.
consecrate your life to the church

Related Words: commitconsecratededicatedevote
give (v):
offer in good faith
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He gave her his word
give (v):
accord by verdict
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give a decision for the plaintiff
give (v):
propose
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He gave the first of many toasts at the birthday party
give (v):
give food to
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Feed the starving children in India.
don't give the child this tough meat

Related Words: feed
give (v):
be flexible under stress of physical force
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This material doesn't give
give (v):
give or supply
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The cow brings in 5 liters of milk.
This year's crop yielded 1,000 bushels of corn.
The estate renders some revenue for the family

Related Words: generatereturnyield
give (v):
cause to happen or be responsible for
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His two singles gave the team the victory
give (v):
bring about
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The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth
give (v):
perform for an audience
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Pollini is giving another concert in New York
give (v):
present to view
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He gave the sign to start
give (v):
organize or be responsible for
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hold a reception.
have, throw, or make a party.
give a course
give (v):
move in order to make room for someone for something
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The park gave way to a supermarket.
`Move over,' he told the crowd
give (v):
be the cause or source of
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He gave me a lot of trouble.
Our meeting afforded much interesting information
give (v):
endure the loss of
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He gave his life for his children.
I gave two sons to the war

Related Word: sacrifice
give (v):
break down, literally or metaphorically
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The wall collapsed.
The business collapsed.
The dam broke.
The roof collapsed.
The wall gave in.
The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice

Related Words: cave incollapse
give (v):
transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody
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I gave her my money.
can you give me lessons?
She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care
give (v):
leave with; give temporarily
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Can I give you my keys while I go in the pool?
Can I give you the children for the weekend?
give (v):
give as a present; make a gift of
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What will you give her for her birthday?
Related Words: giftpresent
give (v):
place into the hands or custody of
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hand me the spoon, please.
Turn the files over to me, please.
He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers

Related Words: handpass
give (v):
convey or reveal information
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Give one's name
give (v):
transmit (knowledge or skills)
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give a secret to the Russians.
leave your name and address here.
impart a new skill to the students

Related Words: impart
give (v):
contribute to some cause
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I gave at the office
Related Words: contribute
give (v):
give or convey physically
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She gave him First Aid.
I gave him a punch in the nose
give (v):
give (as medicine)
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I gave him the drug
give (v):
cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense
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She gave him a black eye.
The draft gave me a cold
give (v):
bestow, especially officially
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grant a degree.
give a divorce.
This bill grants us new rights

Related Word: grant
give (v):
afford access to
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the door opens to the patio.
The French doors give onto a terrace

Related Word: open
give (v):
deliver in exchange or recompense
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I'll give you three books for four CDs
give (v):
emit or utter
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Give a gulp.
give a yelp
give (v):
execute and deliver
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Give bond
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