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vb (tr, adverb)
1. to donate or bestow as a gift, prize, etc.
2. (Business / Commerce) to sell very cheaply
3. to reveal or betray (esp in the phrases give the game or show away)
4. to fail to use (an opportunity) through folly or neglect
5. to present (a bride) formally to her husband in a marriage ceremony
6. Austral and NZ informal to give up or abandon (something)
1. a betrayal or disclosure of information, esp when unintentional
2. (Business / Commerce) Chiefly US and Canadian something given, esp with articles on sale, at little or no charge to increase sales, attract publicity, etc.
3. (Communication Arts / Journalism & Publishing) Journalism another name for freesheet
4. (Communication Arts / Broadcasting) Chiefly US and Canadian a radio or television programme characterized by the award of money and prizes
5. (Business / Commerce) (modifier)
a. very cheap (esp in the phrase giveaway prices)
b. free of charge a giveaway property magazine
Verb 1. give away - make a gift of; "She gave away her antique furniture"
gift, present, give - give as a present; make a gift of; "What will you give her for her birthday?"
2. 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"
disclose, let on, divulge, expose, let out, reveal, unwrap, discover, bring out, break
blackwash - bring (information) out of concealment
muckrake - explore and expose misconduct and scandals concerning public figures; "This reporter was well-known for his muckraking"
blow - cause to be revealed and jeopardized; "The story blew their cover"; "The double agent was blown by the other side"
out - reveal (something) about somebody's identity or lifestyle; "The gay actor was outed last week"; "Someone outed a CIA agent"
come out of the closet, out, come out - to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality; "This actor outed last year"
spring - produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly; "He sprang these news on me just as I was leaving"
get around, get out, break - be released or become known; of news; "News of her death broke in the morning"
betray, bewray - reveal unintentionally; "Her smile betrayed her true feelings"
confide - reveal in private; tell confidentially
leak - tell anonymously; "The news were leaked to the paper"
babble out, blab, blab out, let the cat out of the bag, peach, spill the beans, tattle, babble, talk, sing - divulge confidential information or secrets; "Be careful--his secretary talks"
tell - let something be known; "Tell them that you will be late"
reveal - disclose directly or through prophets; "God rarely reveal his plans for Mankind"
3. give away - formally hand over to the bridegroom in marriage; of a bride by her father
fork out, fork over, fork up, hand over, turn in, deliver, render - to surrender someone or something to another; "the guard delivered the criminal to the police"; "render up the prisoners"; "render the town to the enemy"; "fork over the money"
4. give away - give away information about somebody; "He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam"
shit, tell on, snitch, stag, shop, denounce, betray, grass, rat
inform - impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to; "I informed him of his rights"
sell out - give information that compromises others
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