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  • give props to somebody — give props to sb idiom (informal) used to say that people should appreciate what sb has done because it is good • I gotta give props to the bass player. • Please give props to the researchers for all their work. Props …   Useful english dictionary

  • Give (someone) an inch and (they'll) take a mile. — Give (someone) an inch and (they ll) take a mile. something that you say which means that if you allow someone to behave badly at all, they will start to behave very badly. I m always wary about making concessions to these people. Give them an… …   New idioms dictionary

  • give — I [[t]gɪ̱v[/t]] USED WITH NOUNS DESCRIBING ACTIONS ♦ gives, giving, gave, given 1) VERB: no cont You can use give with nouns that refer to physical actions. The whole expression refers to the performing of the action. For example, She gave a… …   English dictionary

  • give — givable, giveable, adj., n. givee, n. giver, n. /giv/, v., gave, given, giving, n. v.t. 1. to present voluntarily and without expecting compensation; bestow: to give a birthday present to someone. 2. to hand to someone: Give me that plate, please …   Universalium

  • give — [[t]gɪv[/t]] v. gave, giv•en, giv•ing, n. 1) to present voluntarily and without expecting compensation: to give a birthday present to someone[/ex] 2) to hand to someone: Give me that plate, please[/ex] 3) to place in someone s care: I gave the… …   From formal English to slang

  • give — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. bestow, donate (see giving); give up, yield, concede. v. i. give in, give way, surrender, yield. n. elasticity.See relinquishment. Ant., take. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To transfer] Syn. grant, bestow …   English dictionary for students

  • give — I. verb (gave; given; giving) Etymology: Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Swedish giva to give; akin to Old English giefan, gifan to give, and perhaps to Latin habēre to have, hold Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. to make… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Give Me My Arrows And Give Me My Bow — Infobox Standard title=Give Me My Arrows And Give Me My Bow comment= (An Indian Superstition of the Manitou Isles) image size= caption=Cover of sheet music, 1848. writer= composer= lyricist= published=1848 written=Samuel Lover language=English… …   Wikipedia

  • means — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Resources Nouns means, resources, wherewithal, money, wealth, capital, backing; materials, ways and means, stock in trade, provision, store, appliances, conveniences; expedients, measures, two strings to …   English dictionary for students

  • give away — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you give away something that you own, you give it to someone, rather than selling it, often because you no longer want it. [V n P] He was giving his collection away for nothing... [V P n (not pron)] We have six copies of the… …   English dictionary

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