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Definition of gift verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

gift

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɡɪft//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡɪft//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they gift
BrE BrE//ɡɪft//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡɪft//
 
he / she / it gifts
BrE BrE//ɡɪfts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡɪfts//
 
past simple gifted
BrE BrE//ˈɡɪftɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡɪftɪd//
 
past participle gifted
BrE BrE//ˈɡɪftɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡɪftɪd//
 
-ing form gifting
BrE BrE//ˈɡɪftɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡɪftɪŋ//
 
 
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(British English) (used especially in journalism) to give something to somebody without their having to make any effort to get it gift somebody something They gifted their opponents a goal. gift something to somebody They gifted a goal to their opponents. Word Origin Middle English: from Old Norse gipt; related to give.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: gift