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Phrasal Verbs

give away

This page is about the phrasal verb give away


If you give away something, you give it to someone without expecting anything in return.

For example

  • give away sth Bill Gates gives away most of his money to help poor people in developing countries.

  • give sth away My dog had five puppies, and we gave four of them away and kept one for ourselves.

Quick Quiz

If you give away a lot of money, most people will say you are

a. a generous person

b. a strange person

c. a selfish person

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