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Give vs. Gimme

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Giveverb

(ditransitive) To move, shift, provide something abstract or concrete to someone or something or somewhere.

Gimmenoun

(colloquial) That which is easily obtained, or certain to occur.

‘It's a gimme.’;

Giveverb

To transfer one's possession or holding of (something) to (someone).

‘I gave him my coat.’; ‘I gave my coat to the beggar.’; ‘When they asked, I gave my coat.’;

Gimmenoun

(golf) A tap-in putt, usually a couple inches from the cup.

‘Don't count two strokes for that — it was a gimme: if I wasn't holding the flag with my other hand, for the next players waiting on the hole, it would have gone in.’;

Giveverb

To make a present or gift of.

‘I'm going to give my wife a necklace for her birthday.’; ‘She gave a pair of shoes to her husband for their anniversary.’; ‘He gives of his energies to the organization.’;

Gimme

In golf, a gimme is a shot that the other players agree can count automatically without being played. When a player has only a very short putt left to play, other players may grant a gimme (i.e., one stroke is counted), but the ball is not played.

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Giveverb

To pledge.

‘I gave him my word that I'd protect his children.’;

Giveverb

To provide (something) to (someone), to allow or afford.

‘I gave them permission to miss tomorrow's class.’; ‘Please give me some more time.’;

Giveverb

To cause (a sensation or feeling) to exist in.

‘It gives me a lot of pleasure to be here tonight.’; ‘The fence gave me an electric shock.’; ‘My mother-in-law gives me nothing but grief.’;

Giveverb

To carry out (a physical interaction) with (something).

‘I want to give you a kiss.’; ‘She gave him a hug.’; ‘I'd like to give the tire a kick.’; ‘I gave the boy a push on the swing.’; ‘She gave me a wink afterwards, so I knew she was joking.’;

Giveverb

To pass (something) into (someone's) hand or the like.

‘Give me your hand.’; ‘On entering the house, he gave his coat to the doorman.’;

Giveverb

To cause (a disease or condition) in, or to transmit (a disease or condition) to.

‘My boyfriend gave me chlamydia.’; ‘He was convinced that it was his alcoholism that gave him cancer.’;

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Giveverb

(ditransitive) To estimate or predict (a duration or probability) for (something).

‘I give it ten minutes before he gives up.’; ‘I give it a 95% chance of success.’; ‘I'll give their marriage six months.’;

Giveverb

(intransitive) To yield slightly when a force is applied.

Giveverb

(intransitive) To collapse under pressure or force.

‘One pillar gave, then more, and suddenly the whole floor pancaked onto the floor below.’;

Giveverb

(transitive) To provide, as, a service or a broadcast.

‘They're giving my favorite show!’;

Giveverb

(intransitive) To lead (onto or into).

‘The master bedroom gives onto a spacious balcony.’;

Giveverb

To provide a view of.

‘His window gave the park.’;

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Giveverb

To exhibit as a product or result; to produce; to yield.

‘The number of men, divided by the number of ships, gives four hundred to each ship.’;

Giveverb

To cause; to make; used with the infinitive.

Giveverb

To cause (someone) to have; produce in (someone); effectuate.

Giveverb

To allow or admit by way of supposition; to concede.

‘He can be bad-tempered, I'll give you that, but he's a hard worker.’;

Giveverb

To attribute; to assign; to adjudge.

Giveverb

To communicate or announce (advice, tidings, etc.); to pronounce or utter (an opinion, a judgment, a shout, etc.).

Giveverb

(dated) To grant power or permission to; to allow.

Giveverb

(reflexive) To devote or apply (oneself).

‘The soldiers give themselves to plunder.’; ‘That boy is given to fits of bad temper.’;

Giveverb

(obsolete) To become soft or moist.

Giveverb

(obsolete) To shed tears; to weep.

Giveverb

(obsolete) To have a misgiving.

Giveverb

To be going on, to be occurring

‘What gives?’;

Givenoun

(uncountable) The amount of bending that something undergoes when a force is applied to it; a tendency to yield under pressure; resilence.

‘This chair doesn't have much give.’; ‘There is no give in his dogmatic religious beliefs.’;

Giveverb

To bestow without receiving a return; to confer without compensation; to impart, as a possession; to grant, as authority or permission; to yield up or allow.

‘For generous lords had rather give than pay.’;

Giveverb

To yield possesion of; to deliver over, as property, in exchange for something; to pay; as, we give the value of what we buy.

‘What shall a man give in exchange for his soul ?’;

Giveverb

To yield; to furnish; to produce; to emit; as, flint and steel give sparks.

Giveverb

To communicate or announce, as advice, tidings, etc.; to pronounce; to render or utter, as an opinion, a judgment, a sentence, a shout, etc.

Giveverb

To grant power or license to; to permit; to allow; to license; to commission.

‘It is given me once again to behold my friend.’; ‘Then give thy friend to shed the sacred wine.’;

Giveverb

To exhibit as a product or result; to produce; to show; as, the number of men, divided by the number of ships, gives four hundred to each ship.

Giveverb

To devote; to apply; used reflexively, to devote or apply one's self; as, the soldiers give themselves to plunder; also in this sense used very frequently in the past participle; as, the people are given to luxury and pleasure; the youth is given to study.

Giveverb

To set forth as a known quantity or a known relation, or as a premise from which to reason; - used principally in the passive form given.

Giveverb

To allow or admit by way of supposition.

‘I give not heaven for lost.’;

Giveverb

To attribute; to assign; to adjudge.

‘I don't wonder at people's giving him to me as a lover.’;

Giveverb

To excite or cause to exist, as a sensation; as, to give offense; to give pleasure or pain.

Giveverb

To pledge; as, to give one's word.

Giveverb

To cause; to make; - with the infinitive; as, to give one to understand, to know, etc.

‘But there the duke was given to understandThat in a gondola were seen togetherLorenzo and his amorous Jessica.’;

Giveverb

To afford a view of; as, his window gave the park.

‘Whatsoever we employ in charitable uses during our lives, is given away from ourselves.’; ‘I fear our ears have given us the bag.’; ‘One that gives out himself Prince Florizel.’; ‘Give out you are of Epidamnum.’; ‘The Babylonians had given themselves over to all manner of vice.’; ‘He has . . . given upFor certain drops of salt, your city Rome.’; ‘I'll not state themBy giving up their characters.’;

Giveverb

To give a gift or gifts.

Giveverb

To yield to force or pressure; to relax; to become less rigid; as, the earth gives under the feet.

Giveverb

To become soft or moist.

Giveverb

To move; to recede.

‘Now back he gives, then rushes on amain.’;

Giveverb

To shed tears; to weep.

‘Whose eyes do never giveBut through lust and laughter.’;

Giveverb

To have a misgiving.

‘My mind gives ye're reservedTo rob poor market women.’;

Giveverb

To open; to lead.

‘This, yielding, gave into a grassy walk.’; ‘They gave back and came no farther.’; ‘The Scots battalion was enforced to give in.’; ‘This consideration may induce a translator to give in to those general phrases.’; ‘Rooms which gave upon a pillared porch.’; ‘The gloomy staircase on which the grating gave.’; ‘It would be well for all authors, if they knew when to give over, and to desist from any further pursuits after fame.’;

Givenoun

the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length

Giveverb

cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense;

‘She gave him a black eye’; ‘The draft gave me a cold’;

Giveverb

be the cause or source of;

‘He gave me a lot of trouble’; ‘Our meeting afforded much interesting information’;

Giveverb

transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody;

‘I gave her my money’; ‘can you give me lessons?’; ‘She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care’;

Giveverb

convey or reveal information;

‘Give one's name’;

Giveverb

convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow;

‘Don't pay him any mind’; ‘give the orders’; ‘Give him my best regards’; ‘pay attention’;

Giveverb

organize or be responsible for;

‘hold a reception’; ‘have, throw, or make a party’; ‘give a course’;

Giveverb

convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture;

‘Throw a glance’; ‘She gave me a dirty look’;

Giveverb

give as a present; make a gift of;

‘What will you give her for her birthday?’;

Giveverb

bring about;

‘His two singles gave the team the victory’;

Giveverb

dedicate;

‘give thought to’; ‘give priority to’; ‘pay attention to’;

Giveverb

give or supply;

‘The cow brings in 5 liters of milk’; ‘This year's crop yielded 1,000 bushels of corn’; ‘The estate renders some revenue for the family’;

Giveverb

tell or deposit (information) knowledge;

‘give a secret to the Russians’; ‘leave your name and address here’;

Giveverb

bring about;

‘The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth’;

Giveverb

leave with; give temporarily;

‘Can I give you my keys while I go in the pool?’; ‘Can I give you the children for the weekend?’;

Giveverb

emit or utter;

‘Give a gulp’; ‘give a yelp’;

Giveverb

endure the loss of;

‘He gave his life for his children’; ‘I gave two sons to the war’;

Giveverb

place into the hands or custody of;

‘hand me the spoon, please’; ‘Turn the files over to me, please’; ‘He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers’;

Giveverb

give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause;

‘She committed herself to the work of God’; ‘give one's talents to a good cause’; ‘consecrate your life to the church’;

Giveverb

give (as medicine);

‘I gave him the drug’;

Giveverb

give or convey physically;

‘She gave him First Aid’; ‘I gave him a punch in the nose’;

Giveverb

bestow;

‘give hommage’; ‘render thanks’;

Giveverb

bestow, especially officially;

‘grant a degree’; ‘give a divorce’; ‘This bill grants us new rights’;

Giveverb

move in order to make room for someone for something;

‘The park gave way to a supermarket’; ‘`Move over,' he told the crowd’;

Giveverb

give food to;

‘Feed the starving children in India’; ‘don't give the child this tough meat’;

Giveverb

contribute to some cause;

‘I gave at the office’;

Giveverb

break down, literally or metaphorically;

‘The wall collapsed’; ‘The business collapsed’; ‘The dam broke’; ‘The roof collapsed’; ‘The wall gave in’; ‘The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice’;

Giveverb

estimate the duration or outcome of something;

‘He gave the patient three months to live’; ‘I gave him a very good chance at success’;

Giveverb

execute and deliver;

‘Give bond’;

Giveverb

deliver in exchange or recompense;

‘I'll give you three books for four CDs’;

Giveverb

afford access to;

‘the door opens to the patio’; ‘The French doors give onto a terrace’;

Giveverb

present to view;

‘He gave the sign to start’;

Giveverb

perform for an audience;

‘Pollini is giving another concert in New York’;

Giveverb

be flexible under stress of physical force;

‘This material doesn't give’;

Giveverb

propose;

‘He gave the first of many toasts at the birthday party’;

Giveverb

legal use: accord by verdict;

‘give a decision for the plaintiff’;

Giveverb

manifest or show;

‘This student gives promise of real creativity’; ‘The office gave evidence of tampering’;

Giveverb

offer in good faith;

‘He gave her his word’;

Giveverb

submit for consideration, judgment, or use;

‘give one's opinion’; ‘give an excuse’;

Giveverb

guide or direct, as by behavior of persuasion;

‘You gave me to think that you agreed with me’;

Giveverb

allow to have or take;

‘I give you two minutes to respond’;

Giveverb

inflict as a punishment;

‘She gave the boy a good spanking’; ‘The judge gave me 10 years’;

Giveverb

occur;

‘what gives?’;

Giveverb

consent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man;

‘She gave herself to many men’;

Giveverb

proffer (a body part);

‘She gave her hand to her little sister’;

Giveverb

freely transfer the possession of (something) to (someone)

‘he gave the papers back’; ‘the cheque given to the jeweller proved worthless’; ‘she gave him presents and clothes’;

Giveverb

administer (medicine)

‘she was given antibiotics’;

Giveverb

hand over (an amount) in payment; pay

‘how much did you give for that?’;

Giveverb

used hyperbolically to express how greatly one wants to have or do something

‘I'd give anything for a cup of tea’;

Giveverb

commit or entrust

‘a baby given into their care by the accident of her birth’;

Giveverb

freely set aside or devote for a purpose

‘committees who give so generously of their time and effort’; ‘all who have given thought to the matter agree’;

Giveverb

(of a man) sanction the marriage of (his daughter) to someone

‘he gave her in marriage to a noble’;

Giveverb

(of a woman) consent to have sexual intercourse with (a man)

‘she gave herself to the king in order to obtain the pardon of her father’;

Giveverb

used to present a speaker or entertainer or when making a toast

‘for your entertainment this evening I give you … Mister Albert DeNero!’;

Giveverb

cause or allow (someone or something) to have or experience (something); provide with

‘you gave me such a fright’; ‘this leaflet gives our opening times’;

Giveverb

provide (love or other emotional support) to

‘his parents gave him the encouragement he needed to succeed’;

Giveverb

sentence (someone) to (a specified penalty)

‘for the first offence I was given a fine’;

Giveverb

allot (a score) to

‘I gave it five out of ten’;

Giveverb

allow (someone) to have (a specified amount of time) for an activity or undertaking

‘give me a second to bring the car around’; ‘I'll give you until tomorrow morning’;

Giveverb

pass on (an illness or infection) to (someone)

‘I hope I don't give you my cold’;

Giveverb

pass (a message) to (someone)

‘give my love to all the girls’;

Giveverb

make a connection to allow (someone) to speak to (someone else) on the telephone

‘give me the police’;

Giveverb

carry out or perform (a specified action)

‘he gave the counter a polish’; ‘I gave a bow’;

Giveverb

produce (a sound)

‘he gave a gasp’;

Giveverb

present (an appearance or impression)

‘he gave no sign of life’;

Giveverb

provide (a party or social meal) as host or hostess

‘Kate gave him a leaving party’; ‘a dinner given in honour of an American diplomat’;

Giveverb

yield as a product or result

‘milk is sometimes added to give a richer cheese’;

Giveverb

emit odour, vapour, or similar substances

‘some solvents give off toxic fumes’;

Giveverb

concede (something) as valid or deserved in respect of (someone)

‘give him his due’;

Giveverb

place a specified value on (something)

‘he never gave anything for French painting’;

Giveverb

(of an umpire or referee) declare whether or not (a player) is out or offside

‘Gooch was given out, caught behind’;

Giveverb

adjudicate that (a goal) has been legitimately scored

‘the referee gave the goal’;

Giveverb

state or put forward (information or argument)

‘he did not give his name’;

Giveverb

pledge or offer as a guarantee

‘I give you my word’;

Giveverb

say to (someone) as an excuse or inappropriate answer

‘don't give me any of your backchat’;

Giveverb

deliver (a judgement) authoritatively

‘I gave my verdict’;

Giveverb

predict that (an activity or relationship) will last no longer than (a specified time)

‘this is a place that will not improve with time—I give it three weeks’;

Giveverb

tell what one knows

‘okay, give—what's that all about?’;

Giveverb

alter in shape under pressure rather than resist or break

‘that chair doesn't give’;

Giveverb

yield or give way to pressure

‘the heavy door didn't give until the fifth push’; ‘when two people who don't get on are thrust together, something's got to give’;

Giveverb

concede defeat; surrender

‘I give!’;

Givenoun

capacity to bend or alter in shape under pressure

‘plastic pots that have enough give to accommodate the vigorous roots’;

Givenoun

ability to adapt; flexibility

‘there is no give at all in the British position’;

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