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
    Robert%20Green%20Ingersoll
    “The more liberty you give away the more you will have.”
  • Elbert Hubbard
    Elbert%20Hubbard
    “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"
A way to spend the day is to give away the time to say that is not the day that is to be used that way.
"Matisse Picasso and Gertrude Stein" by Gertrude Stein
If you give away all you might save for yourself, what should you do were the evil day to come?
"Verner's Pride" by Mrs. Henry Wood
It was giving away five years of life and love.
"The Grey Cloak" by Harold MacGrath
Had he not a right to give away the bride?
"For Woman's Love" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
The Colonel is very kind to her; lets her have all the money she wants, and she gives away a sight.
"The Cromptons" by Mary J. Holmes
The society gives wonderful banquets and yammers away about the Brotherhood of Man and sends out pro-Japanese propaganda.
"The Pride of Palomar" by Peter B. Kyne
If there was, do you think I'd give her away like that?
"The Helpmate" by May Sinclair
I know people who make themselves exceedingly uncomfortable because they give away half what they possess.
"Great Possessions" by Mrs. Wilfrid Ward
It can do no harm; it can give away no secrets.
"The Lady of the Basement Flat" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
The love you keep is the love you give away.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
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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
First of all, because the damping scale will grow, which means that B (kD (ηnuc )) will be damped away before it can ever give rise to magnetic fields in galaxies.
Limits on stochastic magnetic fields: A defense of our paper [1]
Substituting ev = 1, cs = 1/√3 into Eq. (1) gives the value ∆θ ≃ 0.96 rad = 61o ˙This agrees well with positions of maxima of the away– side two–particle distributions observed by the STAR Collaboration (cf. 6) in central Au+Au collisions at RHIC energies (cf. also B.
Summary of theoretical contributions
In conclusion, two methods have been proposed recently to give a simple account of the physics of the twochannel Kondo model both at and away from the channel symmetric point.
Bosonization in the two-channel Kondo model
For those nonzero aµ,µ±1 (E , E ′ ), the only possible place which may give rise to an infinite value for the integral is the region far away from the vortex core.
Microscopic theory of vortex dynamics in homogeneous superconductors
The ob jectivity of the procedure is not here in question, only its relevance – whether or not it gives a fair estimate for the region near “zero”, as well as for points well away from it.
Subtraction of ``accidentals'' and the validity of Bell tests
These events are clean – two (or one) very forward protons measured far away from the IP and only one or two particles produced and decaying in the central detectors, giving an additional handle for background suppression.
Tagging Two-Photon Production at the LHC
Overestimated errors will obviously diffuse the likelihoods and give away focus which is originally present in the data.
Object Classification in Astronomical Multi-Color Surveys
The difference is, however, not dramatic in praxis because very few calls are ever exercised before the last few days of their life, since an early exercise means giving away the remaining time value on the call.
Option Pricing from Path Integral for Non-Gaussian Fluctuations. Natural Martingale and Application to Truncated L\'evy Distributions
It also gives the scale on which φ decays away from the ball.
L^p eigenfunction bounds for the Hermite operator
The WDS lists a companion 0.1” away, citing data probably from McAlister (1978), and probably in error (Turnbull 2005), since this author gives a negative result for HD 109358.
Astrobiologically Interesting Stars within 10 parsecs of the Sun
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