Give

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Definition

to give: to donate, to make a present of, to award, to supply
verb
This is an irregular verb:
I give / I gave / I have given

a gift: a present, a donation, an offering, a contribution
noun
a gift shop a shop that sells articles appropriate as presents

given (the situation...): bearing in mind, considering, taking into account (the situation...)
idiom
Given the current situation in Iraq, I wouldn't recommend a holiday there. It is a very dangerous place at the moment.

Pronunciation examples
UK: I'm here to give you your birthday present.
US: I gave her 500 dollars for the antique phone.
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Examples

  • "Philip : No, he only gave me two!"
  • "Please swing by my office this morning so I can give you the good news."
  • "I have given her a fabulous purple tiara to distinguish her from any other messenger birds you may receive."
  • "I need to smell them. Philip, you give me the important sales figures."
  • "I want to give you the moon and the stars and the sun, and I want to get you a small planet if you want!"
  • "Please just give Bruno a call."
  • "If you could just look it over tonight, give me your thoughts in the morning."
  • "I need to know if I'm Edward's father - the very thought is giving me nightmares."
  • "-I'd give it a 4."
  • "Santa gave me two lumps of coal because I'm bad."

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