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    Definition
    (noun) the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
    Synonyms : spring , springiness
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    (verb) cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense
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    • She gave him a black eye
    • The draft gave me a cold
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    (verb) be the cause or source of
    Synonyms : afford , yield
    Example Sentence
    • He gave me a lot of trouble
    • Our meeting afforded much interesting information
    Definition
    (verb) transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody
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    • I gave her my money
    • can you give me lessons?
    • She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care
    Definition
    (verb) convey or reveal information
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    • Give one's name
    Definition
    (verb) convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow
    Synonyms : pay
    Example Sentence
    • Don't pay him any mind
    • give the orders
    • Give him my best regards
    • pay attention
    Definition
    (verb) organize or be responsible for
    Synonyms : have , hold , make , throw
    Example Sentence
    • hold a reception
    • have, throw, or make a party
    • give a course
    Definition
    (verb) convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture
    Synonyms : throw
    Example Sentence
    • Throw a glance
    • She gave me a dirty look
    Definition
    (verb) give as a present; make a gift of
    Synonyms : gift , present
    Example Sentence
    • What will you give her for her birthday?
    Definition
    (verb) cause to happen or be responsible for
    Synonyms : yield
    Example Sentence
    • His two singles gave the team the victory
    Definition
    (verb) dedicate
    Synonyms : devote , pay
    Example Sentence
    • give thought to
    • give priority to
    • pay attention to
    Definition
    (verb) give or supply
    Synonyms : generate , render , return , yield
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) transmit (knowledge or skills)
    Synonyms : impart , leave , pass on
    Example Sentence
    • give a secret to the Russians
    • leave your name and address here
    • impart a new skill to the students
    Definition
    (verb) bring about
    Synonyms : establish
    Example Sentence
    • The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth
    Definition
    (verb) leave with; give temporarily
    Example Sentence
    • Can I give you my keys while I go in the pool?
    • Can I give you the children for the weekend?
    Definition
    (verb) emit or utter
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    • Give a gulp
    • give a yelp
    Definition
    (verb) endure the loss of
    Synonyms : sacrifice
    Example Sentence
    • He gave his life for his children
    • I gave two sons to the war
    Definition
    (verb) place into the hands or custody of
    Synonyms : hand , pass , pass on , reach , turn over
    Example Sentence
    • hand me the spoon, please
    • Turn the files over to me, please
    • He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers
    Definition
    (verb) give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
    Synonyms : commit , consecrate , dedicate , devote
    Example Sentence
    • She committed herself to the work of God
    • give one's talents to a good cause
    • consecrate your life to the church
    Definition
    (verb) give (as medicine)
    Example Sentence
    • I gave him the drug
    Definition
    (verb) give or convey physically
    Synonyms : apply
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    • She gave him First Aid
    • I gave him a punch in the nose
    Definition
    (verb) bestow
    Synonyms : render
    Example Sentence
    • give homage
    • render thanks
    Definition
    (verb) bestow, especially officially
    Synonyms : grant
    Example Sentence
    • grant a degree
    • give a divorce
    • This bill grants us new rights
    Definition
    (verb) move in order to make room for someone for something
    Synonyms : ease up , give way , move over , yield
    Example Sentence
    • The park gave way to a supermarket
    • `Move over,' he told the crowd
    Definition
    (verb) give food to
    Synonyms : feed
    Example Sentence
    • Feed the starving children in India
    • don't give the child this tough meat
    Definition
    (verb) contribute to some cause
    Synonyms : chip in , contribute , kick in
    Example Sentence
    • I gave at the office
    Definition
    (verb) break down, literally or metaphorically
    Synonyms : break , cave in , collapse , fall in , founder , give way
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) estimate the duration or outcome of something
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    • He gave the patient three months to live
    • I gave him a very good chance at success
    Definition
    (verb) execute and deliver
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    • Give bond
    Definition
    (verb) deliver in exchange or recompense
    Example Sentence
    • I'll give you three books for four CDs
    Definition
    (verb) afford access to
    Synonyms : afford , open
    Example Sentence
    • the door opens to the patio
    • The French doors give onto a terrace
    Definition
    (verb) present to view
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    • He gave the sign to start
    Definition
    (verb) perform for an audience
    Example Sentence
    • Pollini is giving another concert in New York
    Definition
    (verb) be flexible under stress of physical force
    Synonyms : yield
    Example Sentence
    • This material doesn't give
    Definition
    (verb) propose
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    • He gave the first of many toasts at the birthday party
    Definition
    (verb) accord by verdict
    Example Sentence
    • give a decision for the plaintiff
    Definition
    (verb) manifest or show
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    • This student gives promise of real creativity
    • The office gave evidence of tampering
    Definition
    (verb) offer in good faith
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    • He gave her his word
    Definition
    (verb) submit for consideration, judgment, or use
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    • give one's opinion
    • give an excuse
    Definition
    (verb) guide or direct, as by behavior of persuasion
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    • You gave me to think that you agreed with me
    Definition
    (verb) allow to have or take
    Example Sentence
    • I give you two minutes to respond
    Definition
    (verb) inflict as a punishment
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    • She gave the boy a good spanking
    • The judge gave me 10 years
    Definition
    (verb) occur
    Example Sentence
    • what gives?
    Definition
    (verb) consent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man
    Example Sentence
    • She gave herself to many men
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    (verb) proffer (a body part)
    Example Sentence
    • She gave her hand to her little sister
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