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Definition of "give away" []

  • To make a gift of (something). (verb)
  • To relinquish control over. (verb)
  • To formally hand over a bride to the bridegroom; often by her father. (verb)
  • To unintentionally reveal a secret, or expose someone. (verb)
  • To concede an advantage in weight, time, height etc. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "give away" in a sentence
  • "During this restructuring, Sylvia did give away two parcels of land: a lot near Waterford College that she donated to the city for the creation of a skateboard park, and the apple orchard, which she gave to Matt McClure."
  • "I was told that one boy, a very lonely seven-year-old with extreme social cognitive weaknesses, out of quiet desperation would give away his Tootsie Rolls at lunch and also offer modest financial support i.e., bribery to those willing to play with him."
  • "In England a King hath little more to do than to make war and give away places; which, in plain terms, is to empoverish the nation and set it together by the ears."