Idioms and Phrases
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Here is the list of idioms with the keyword Give.
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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