Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb give_out

4 senses of give out

Sense 1
emit, give out, give off -- (give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc.; "The ozone layer blocks some harmful rays which the sun emits")

Sense 2
distribute, give out, hand out, pass out -- (give to several people; "The teacher handed out the exams")
       => give, gift, present -- (give as a present; make a gift of; "What will you give her for her birthday?")

Sense 3
fail, run out, give out -- (prove insufficient; "The water supply for the town failed after a long drought")

Sense 4
fail, go bad, give way, die, give out, conk out, go, break, break down -- (stop operating or functioning; "The engine finally went"; "The car died on the road"; "The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town"; "The coffee maker broke"; "The engine failed on the way to town"; "her eyesight went after the accident")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

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