give away

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v give away give away information about somebody "He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam"
    • v give away make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret "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"
    • v give away make a gift of "She gave away her antique furniture"
    • v give away formally hand over to the bridegroom in marriage; of a bride by her father
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Quotations

  • Ellen Barkin
    Ellen Barkin
    “Acting is a matter of giving away secrets.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar%20Wilde
    “An ordinary man away from home giving advice.”
  • Wilson Mizner
    Wilson%20Mizner
    “The best way to keep your friends is not to give them away.”
  • Frank Dane
    Frank%20Dane
    “A liberal is man who will give away everything he doesn't own.”
  • Robert Green Ingersoll
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    “The more liberty you give away the more you will have.”
  • Elbert Hubbard
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    “The love we give away is the only love we keep.”

Idioms

Give away the store - (USA) If someone gives away the store, they say or do something that makes their position in negotiations, debates, etc, much weaker.
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Usage

In literature:

And he'd starve to have something to give away.
"Mr. Britling Sees It Through" by H. G. Wells
Although she was only five years of age, she had all the determination not "to give herself away" of a woman of forty.
"The Golden Scarecrow" by Hugh Walpole
To admit and welcome the unity of Ireland was to give away Ulster's case.
"John Redmond's Last Years" by Stephen Gwynn
Besides, I had no more to give away.
"White Shadows in the South Seas" by Frederick O'Brien
You may give away an old cloak, for the sake of getting rid of it; but the person who receives it thinks you kind.
"The Street Called Straight" by Basil King
So do we turn our eyes self-consciously away from a cripple, lest we give offense by gazing upon his misfortune.
"The Uphill Climb" by B. M. Bower
He hurried away, giving no glance at the closed carriage, the sleepy driver, the weary horse.
"The Goose Girl" by Harold MacGrath
The giving away of a cap had become quite a function.
"Acton's Feud" by Frederick Swainson
I give away, because it is my duty to give; I sacrifice because it is my duty to sacrifice!
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
Like a wealthy man giving away a sum of money in gift, my father gave me away to Kuntibhoja.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
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In poetry:

Take the raiment soiled away
That I wear with shame to-day:
Give my angel-robe to me,
White with heavenly purity!
"My Angel-Dress" by Lucy Larcom
A sense of something passed away,
A look that speaks of tears,
Such looks as lovers give when they
Meet after many years.
"The Churchyard Tree" by Alexander Anderson
They give us thoughts, they give us creeds,
Born of a distant day,
And highest gifts for highest needs,
We cannot fling away.
"We Are The Slaves" by Alexander Anderson
"Come unto me. I'll give thee rest,
Will wipe away each tear;
Come lean thy head upon my breast;
Dear child, thou need'st not fear."
"Come Unto Me" by Nancy Rebecca Campbell Glass
Give me—nor pinks, nor pansies gay,
Nor violets, fading fast away,
Nor myrtle, rue, nor rosemary,
But give, oh give, thyself to me!
"To .........." by Thomas Gent
But now set out: the noon is near,
And I must give away the bride;
She fears not, or with thee beside
And me behind her, will not fear.
"In Memoriam A. H. H.: 131" by Alfred Lord Tennyson

In news:

To celebrate the start of Spring, Rita's will be giving away free water ice on Tuesday, March 20, 2012.
As you know it is one of the ugliest things anyone would give away for a present.
Giving away the Great Lakes for fun and profit.
On the reel give away picture comment area you must also type the word" LIKED".
Zephyr 's Giving Away Utensils.
Tune in during the last week of November as J. Michael Harrison and Bob Craig give away tickets to see the critically acclaimed, Grammy-winning vocalist Dianne Reeves at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.
WQSB, MIX 102.9 & WAVU are teaming up to give away $5,000 in cash before Christmas.
For its 85th Anniversary, Phillips 66 Aviation is Giving Away 850,000 WingPoints at NBAA 2012.
Charlie Sheen Gives Away More Money.
As Quinlan put it, "If we're going to give away an ultra- accurate varmint rifle, we'd better equip it with a high-quality, high-magnification scope.".
Acme gives away $1 million.
Cutting programs saves us the money the government foolishly gives away, but a large part of the expense saved is in administrative salaries.
A chamber affiliate will give away $5,000 in American Express gift cards to encourage people to shop and dine in downtown Chambersburg on Small Business Saturday.
As part of its "Fall in Love With Sunday School" outreach, All Saints Temple Church of God in Christ will give away turkeys from 11 am to 2 pm Saturday at 1451 Wilbur Allen Jr Ave SE.
Country singer giving away download with Sandy donation.
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In science:

Furthermore, charge transfer toward (or away from) the adparticle, as well as a permanent dipole moment give rise to a long range repulsive electrostatic interaction between different adparticles.
Theory of Adsorption on Metal Substrates
The full Matthew effect, with both the giving and the taking away, corresponds more closely to the Polya urn process than to Price’s cumulative advantage.
The structure and function of complex networks
Second order finite U perturbation theory gives reliable qualitative results in the symmetric case ε0 = −U/2 but exhibits anomalies away from this special point.
Photon-assisted transport in semiconductor nanostructures
If we move away from spherical symmetry then more PPN parameters become important, in particular α1 , α2 , α3 which give preferred frame effects.
Modern tests of Lorentz invariance
Moving away from the special value of the radius, a Higgs mechanism takes place, and the group is broken to U (1) × U (1), four scalars are reabsorbed to give mass to four of the six vectors and four become massive. A related key ingredient in toroidal compactification is T-duality .
Issues on tadpoles and vacuum redefinitions in String Theory
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