give out

give out  {v.}
1. To make known; let it be known; publish.
Mary gave out that she and Bob were going to be married.
2. To let escape; give.
The cowboy gave out a yell.
Syn.: GIVE OFF, LET GO.
3. to give to people; distribute.
The barber gives out free lollipops to all the children.
Compare: HAND OUT, PASS OUT.
4. To fail; collapse.
Tom's legs gave out and he couldn't run any farther.
The chair gave out under the fat man.
Compare: WEAR OUT.
5. To be finished or gone.
When the food at the party gave out, they bought more.
The teacher's patience gave out.
Syn.: RUN OUT, RUN SHORT. Compare: USE UP, WEAR OUT.
6.  {slang}
Not to hold back; act freely; let yourself go. — Often used in the imperative.
You're not working hard, Charley. Give out!
7.  {informal}
To show how you feel.
When Jane saw the mouse, she gave out with a scream.
Give out with a little smile.
Compare: LET GO.

Categories: informal slang verb

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