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

 

give out

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs
  1. 1to come to an end; to be completely used up After a month their food supplies gave out. Her patience finally gave out.
  2. 2 to stop working One of the plane's engines gave out shortly after takeoff. Her legs gave out and she collapsed.

give somethingout

 
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to give something to a lot of people The teacher gave out the test.

give out something

 
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to produce something such as heat, light, etc. The radiator gives out a lot of heat.
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