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Phrasal Verbs

give away

This page is about the phrasal verb give away

Meaning

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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