give

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈgɪv/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/gɪv/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(giv)


Inflections of 'give' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
gives
v 3rd person singular
giving
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
gave
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
given
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

give

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. give [presents, gifts, donations]
  2. give and [receive, take]
  3. gave me a [birthday, Christmas] present
  4. give me some [help, advice, time]
  5. give me a [hand, minute, clue, break]
  6. give me a hand with [the groceries, this repair, the work]
  7. give a hand to your [friend, father, teacher]
  8. give me your (full) attention
  9. give it some thought
  10. give a thought for (them)
  11. I'd give anything for [a chance, the opportunity] to
  12. (have) nothing left to give
  13. give (me) an [example, answer, speech]
  14. gave (them) a [second, final, stern] warning
  15. give [a review, your opinion] on
  16. give to [others, your friends, your family, an organization]
  17. give back to the [community, world, school]
  18. gave the impression that
  19. give away [your possessions, free samples, secrets]
  20. give out your [phone number, business card]
  21. slang, offensive: don't give a [sh*t, f*ck]
  22. slang, UK: don't give a [toss, stuff]
  23. give up on the [work, project, competition]
  24. give up [smoking, drinking, trying]
  25. give up [hope, the fight]
  26. give in and [cry, say yes]
  27. gives off [gas, a strange smell, heat]
  28. give it a [rest, go, try]
  29. gave it [her best shot, all she could]
  30. gives as good as she gets
  31. has given up the [ghost, fight]
n
  1. has no give at all
  2. has plenty of give
  3. not much give to this [structure]
  4. the [building, structure] needs give to withstand [the wind, earthquakes]
  5. [needs, has] to be some give and take (in every relationship)
  6. was a lot of give and take in the [discussion, conversation]
  7. is all about give and take
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