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  • n  the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
  • v  cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense
  • v  be the cause or source of
  • v  transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody
    can you give me lessons?
  • v  convey or reveal information
  • v  convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow
    give the orders
  • v  organize or be responsible for
    give a course
  • v  convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture
  • v  give as a present; make a gift of
    What will you give her for her birthday?
  • v  cause to happen or be responsible for
  • v  dedicate
    give thought to
    give priority to
  • v  give or supply
  • v  transmit (knowledge or skills)
    give a secret to the Russians
  • v  bring about
  • v  leave with; give temporarily
    Can I give you my keys while I go in the pool?
    Can I give you the children for the weekend?
  • v  emit or utter
    give a yelp
  • v  endure the loss of
  • v  place into the hands or custody of
  • v  give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
    give one's talents to a good cause
  • v  give (as medicine)
  • v  give or convey physically
  • v  bestow
    give homage
  • v  bestow, especially officially
    give a divorce
  • v  move in order to make room for someone for something
  • v  give food to
    don't give the child this tough meat
  • v  contribute to some cause
  • v  break down, literally or metaphorically
  • v  estimate the duration or outcome of something
  • v  execute and deliver
  • v  deliver in exchange or recompense
    I'll give you three books for four CDs
  • v  afford access to
    The French doors give onto a terrace
  • v  present to view
  • v  perform for an audience
  • v  be flexible under stress of physical force
    This material doesn't give
  • v  propose
  • v  accord by verdict
    give a decision for the plaintiff
  • v  manifest or show
    This student gives promise of real creativity
  • v  offer in good faith
  • v  submit for consideration, judgment, or use
    give one's opinion
    give an excuse
  • v  guide or direct, as by behavior of persuasion
  • v  allow to have or take
    I give you two minutes to respond
  • v  inflict as a punishment
  • v  occur
    what gives?
  • v  consent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man
  • v  proffer (a body part)

  • When Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, 50, and his wife Melinda, 41, were looking for ways to give away their prodigious wealth, they assumed that such monumental problems were .
  • People give for all kinds of reasons.
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