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Definition 1: stop operating or functioning - [verb of change]

Samples where give out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The engine finally went
  • The car died on the road
  • The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town
  • The coffee maker broke
  • The engine failed on the way to town
  • her eyesight went after the accident

Synonyms for give out in the sense of this definition

(give out is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

(... is a kind of give out ) stop operating

"My computer crashed last night" "The system goes down at least once a week"

(... is a kind of give out ) melt, break, or become otherwise unusable

"The lightbulbs blew out" "The fuse blew"

(... is a kind of give out ) fail to fire or detonate

"The guns misfired"

(... is a kind of give out ) fail to function or function improperly

"the coffee maker malfunctioned"

(give out has a similar meaning as ...) render inoperable or ineffective

"You broke the alarm clock when you took it apart!"

(give out has a similar meaning as ...) pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life

"She died from cancer" "The children perished in the fire" "The patient went peacefully" "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"

Definition 2: prove insufficient - [verb of change]

Samples where give out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The water supply for the town failed after a long drought

Synonyms for give out in the sense of this definition

Definition 3: give to several people - [verb of possession]

Samples where give out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The teacher handed out the exams

Synonyms for give out in the sense of this definition

(give out is a kind of ...) give as a present; make a gift of

"What will you give her for her birthday?"

(... is a kind of give out ) give out as one's portion or share

Definition 4: give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc. - [verb of weather]

Samples where give out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The ozone layer blocks some harmful rays which the sun emits

Synonyms for give out in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of give out ) give out or emit (also metaphorically)

"The room effuses happiness"

(... is a kind of give out ) emit as rays

"That tower rays a laser beam for miles across the sky"

(... is a kind of give out ) emit (as light, flame, or fumes) suddenly and forcefully

"The dragon shot fumes and flames out of its mouth"

(... is a kind of give out ) give off smoke, fumes, warm vapour, steam, etc.

"Marshes reeking in the sun"

(... is a kind of give out ) emit a cloud of fine particles

"The chimney was fuming"

(... is a kind of give out ) give off

"the substance scintillated sparks and flashes"

(... is a kind of give out ) send out rays or waves

"The sun radiates heat"

(... is a kind of give out ) emit or produce sparks

"A high tension wire, brought down by a storm, can continue to spark"

(... is a kind of give out ) be bright by reflecting or casting light

"Drive carefully--the wet road reflects"

(... is a kind of give out ) emit steam

"The rain forest was literally steaming"

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