Idioms and Phrases

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Here is the list of idioms with the keyword

In the following sentences the idioms are colored
blue and their meanings are given in the bracket.

• We are credibly informed that the murderer has
given himself up to the police. (Surrendered himself)

• The doctors have
given up. (Have hope of his recovery)

• Soon after it was
given forth and believed by many that the king was dead. (Published)

• The fire
gave off a dense smoke. (Emitted)

• The strikers seem determined, and are not likely to
give in. (Yield)

• It was
given out that he was the bankrupt. (Published)

• The horses
gave out in the next milestones. (Exhausted)

• The rope
gave away while the workmen were hauling up the iron pillar. (Broke)

• He could not listen to me at first, but at last
gave way. (Yielded)

• The Governor
gave away the prizes. (Distributed)

Give over this foolish attempt. (Abandon)

• In his cross-examination, he ultimately
gave himself away. (Betrayed himself)

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