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Give Out

How to Conjugate Give Out

  • Infinitive: Give Out
  • Present Tense: Give Out/ Gives Out
  • -ing Form: Giving Out
  • Past Tense: Gave Out
  • Past Participle: Given Out
Give Out is a separable and non-separable phrasal verb and has 4 definitions.

Definitions of Give Out:

1. To distribute something.

Examples: Giving out fliers is the easiest job!
Walmart is giving out free pajamas for Christmas.

2. When something stops functioning.

Examples: Dad’s old Chevy truck finally gave out after 40 years.
Grandma had to have surgery because her knees gave out.

3. To make information public.

Examples: The professor will give out the names of the students who are going to be graduating this summer.
I don’t like social media because people give out all kinds of information about themselves that I don’t care to know.

4. When something produces or emits something.

Examples: The monitor is giving out some weird noise.
The truck in front of us is giving out a lot of smoke.

See our complete list of English phrasal verbs.