Definition of give out phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


give out

 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. 2to stop working One of the plane's engines gave out in mid-air. Her legs gave out and she collapsed.
 to give something to a lot of people The teacher gave out the exam papers.
  1. 1to produce something such as heat, light, etc. The radiator gives out a lot of heat.
  2. 2[often passive] (especially British English) to tell people about something or broadcast something
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