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Definition of give away phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

give away

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

give somebody away

 
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(in a marriage ceremony) to lead the bride to the bridegroom and formally allow her to marry him The bride was given away by her father.

    give somethingaway

     
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  1. 1to give something as a gift He gave away most of his money to charity. (informal) Check out the prices of our pizzas—we're virtually giving them away! related noun giveaway
  2. 2 to present something The mayor gave away the prizes at the community fair.
  3. 3 to carelessly allow someone to have an advantage They've given away two baskets already.