Issue; to distribute
- The teacher gave out textbooks to the students at the beginning of the semester.
- They gave out free samples of their new product at the store.
Break down, get out of order, fail
- The printer gave out in the middle of printing important documents.
- My phone battery gave out just when I needed to make an important call.
Complain, sulk, chastise
- She always gives out about the messy state of her room.
- He gave out to his employees for not meeting their targets.
Entrust (something) to another
- She gave over the responsibility of managing the project to her colleague.
- They gave over the key to their house to their trusted neighbor.
Devote or resign to a particular purpose or activity
- He gave himself over to his studies, spending hours in the library every day.
- She gave over her weekends to volunteer work at the local shelter.
Give up; abandon; desert; stop
- They decided to give over their search for the lost treasure.
- He gave over smoking after years of struggling with the habit.
Surrender (someone or something)
- The fugitive gave himself up to the police after weeks of evading capture.
- She gave up her seat on the bus to an elderly woman.
Stop or quit (an activity, etc)
- He decided to give up playing the piano after years of practice.
- She gave up her job to pursue her passion for painting.
- They had to give up their seats on the flight due to overbooking.
- He gave up his claim to the inheritance in favor of his siblings.
Lose hope concerning (someone or something)
- She refused to give up on her dream of becoming a professional athlete.
- They gave up on finding a solution to the problem and decided to move on.
Abandon (someone or something)
- They had to give up their pet dog when they moved to a small apartment.
- He couldn't bear to give up his favorite childhood toy.
Admit defeat, to capitulate
- After hours of negotiation, they finally gave up and accepted the terms.
- She realized she couldn't win the argument and gave up.
Give up on
Lose faith in or stop believing in something or someone.
- He gave up on his dream of becoming an actor and pursued a different career path.
- She gave up on her unreliable friend and decided to distance herself.
Give up on
Stop feeling hope
- They gave up on finding a cure for the disease after years of research.
- He gave up on finding true love and focused on personal growth.
Yield to persistent persuasion
- After much persuasion, she finally gave way and agreed to their proposal.
- He couldn't resist her convincing argument and gave way to her point of view.
Collapse or break under physical stresses
- The old bridge gave way under the weight of the heavy truck.
- The wooden chair gave way when he sat on it, causing him to fall.
Give precedence to other road users
- Drivers should always give way to pedestrians at crosswalks.
- He politely gave way to the car coming from the opposite direction.
Give way to
Be replaced by something better, cheaper, more modern, etc
- The traditional methods gave way to new technologies in the manufacturing industry.
- Old habits give way to new routines when adapting to a different environment.
Give way to
Allow a vehicle to pass in front.
- He gave way to the ambulance, pulling his car to the side of the road.
- She waved to the car behind her, signaling them to give way and pass.
Give way to
Surrender to strong emotions
- She gave way to tears when she heard the heartbreaking news.
- He tried to control his anger, but eventually, he gave way to his frustration and shouted.
Give yourself up
Surrender to the police or authorities.
- The criminal gave himself up to the authorities after weeks on the run.
- Realizing there was no escape, he gave himself up and admitted his guilt.