Definition of give out in English:

give out

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phrasal verb

  • 1give something out, give out somethingDistribute something.

    ‘I've been giving out leaflets’
    • ‘Fans had to apply for tickets for the free concert, but all the publicly allocated tickets have been given out.’
    • ‘I've thought of printing some little leaflets out, to give them out to people.’
    • ‘Over 16,000 leaflets were given out to the public on the strike days.’
    • ‘Backpacks loaded with wool socks, winter clothing and survival kits will be given out, and there will be information about nutrition and local services.’
    • ‘Over 30,000 questionnaires will be given out in 343 public libraries in every part of the country over the next few weeks.’
    • ‘Registration forms will be given out on the day and should be returned the following Sunday.’
    • ‘We tested 1,500 people and 1,300 pairs of spectacles were given out.’
    • ‘Overall, 178 passports were given out under the scheme, including 71 for spouses and children.’
    • ‘The council and emergency services formed a flood co-ordination group to prevent problems and sandbags were given out to householders.’
    • ‘Entry forms were given out in the schools, but if you have mislaid yours, you can obtain one at the Parish Centre, or from any of the shops in the town.’
    • ‘In an effort to encourage students to run or walk this course, one hundred T-shirts were given out as prizes.’
    announce, declare, state, make known, notify, give notice, communicate, broadcast, report, publish
    distribute, issue, hand out, pass round, dole out, dispense
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    1. 1.1give something out, give out somethingBritish Broadcast or tell people about something.
      • ‘I've told the girls to give out that we've gone fishing’
      announce, declare, state, make known, notify, give notice, communicate, broadcast, report, publish
      distribute, issue, hand out, pass round, dole out, dispense
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  • 2Be completely used up.

    • ‘her patience finally gave out’
    run out, be used up, be consumed, be exhausted, be depleted, come to an end, fail, flag
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    1. 2.1Stop functioning.
      • ‘he curses and swears till his voice gives out’
  • 3Irish Speak in an angry way.

    • ‘the woman began giving out to poor Paddy’