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#173 English Phrasal Verbs with GIVE


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Today we are going to talk about phrasal verbs with the verb give. Many of you have asked for a new phrasal verbs episode, so I am sure that you are excited about it. Apparently, everyone wants to learn new phrasal verbs.

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#1 To give something away

It means to give something for free as a gift or donation.


“They give away a free chocolate bar for every $100 you spend in the supermarket.”

“Tina gave her old clothes away when she lost weight.”

#2 To give oneself or somebody else away

It means to show where somebody is or what they are doing when they are trying to keep this a secret. Or to unintentionally reveal something about yourself that you don’t want anyone to know. In short, to give somebody away means to betray them.


“Mia smiled, but her voice gave her away.”

“Tom gave away classified information to the competition.”

#3 To give in

 It means to accept that you are defeated, to surrender. Or, in some cases, to give in means to finally agree to what someone wants after refusing for some time.


“After being surrounded, the enemy gave in.”

“My son insisted so much that I buy a cell phone, I finally gave in.”

#4 To give out 

We use this phrasal verb to say that something stops working correctly or becomes weak.


“After running for 30 minutes, my legs finally gave out.”

“The students wouldn’t listen, so his patience finally gave out.”

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  1. Essy

    Thanks georgiana the variety verbs with give was one of my big difficulty. now easily i can learn it. geat


      Thanks for watching!! 🙂

    • Nes

      Thank you for sharing. Would you do podcast for “get” and “take” verbs.

  2. Camila

    Thank youu
    Very useful content!

  3. Stephen

    Super authentic and practical.
    Thanks for sharing those speakable and understandable expressions!

  4. Haleh

    I listen to your podcasts every day. I appreciate it! Well done

  5. Antonio Guevara

    Excellent Audio Lesson… An incredible way for learning in context the meaning of every single phrasal verb with the verb “Give”


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