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give away Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb make a gift of
    • She gave away her antique furniture
  2. verb make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
    disclose; reveal; unwrap; bring out; expose; let on; discover; divulge; break; let out.
    • The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold
    • The actress won't reveal how old she is
    • bring out the truth
    • he broke the news to her
    • unwrap the evidence in the murder case
  3. verb formally hand over to the bridegroom in marriage; of a bride by her father
  4. verb give away information about somebody
    shop; denounce; tell on; stag; rat; betray; snitch; grass; shit.
    • He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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