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Pronunciation: /ɡɪv/

Translation of give in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (past tense of/pasado de gave past participle of/participio pasado de, given)

  • 1 1.1 (to hand) dar* give her/me/them a glass of water dale/dame/dales un vaso de agua he gave her/me/them a glass of water le/me/les dio un vaso de agua give her something to eat dale algo de comer give the tickets to Jane, give Jane the tickets dale las entradas a Jane, I've already given them to her ya se las he dado 1.2 (to make a gift of) regalar, obsequiar [formal] to give sb a present hacerle* un regalo a algn, regalarle algo a algn it was given to me for my birthday me lo regalaron para mi cumpleaños I wouldn't want it if she gave it to me no lo quiero ni regalado 1.3 (to donate) [tip/money/alms] dar*; [blood/organ] dar*, donar they have given $100,000 for/toward a new music room han dado or donado $100.000/han contribuido con $100.000 para una nueva sala de música 1.4 (to devote) [love/affection] dar*; [attention] prestar she gave her life to the service of God dedicó su vida a servir al Señor, consagró su vida al servicio del Señor I'll give it some thought lo pensaré please give serious consideration to our offer por favor considere seriamente nuestra oferta I gave you the best years of my life te di or entregué los mejores años de mi vida to give it all one's got dar* lo mejor de sí
    Example sentences
    • We would like to hear from people who feel able to give emotional support to the bereaved.
    • She has enjoyed being able to give love and support to the elderly and motivate her staff to do the same.
    • And the support Sure Start gives to parents is helping families not just to cope, but to prosper.
    1.5 (to sacrifice) [life] dar*, entregar*
    Example sentences
    • You must have given a great deal of thought to this.
    • A great many people gave very generously of their time, money and energy to make it a reality.
    • I want to thank the many people who gave generously of their time on the legal support team.
    1.6 (to administer, to serve) [injection/sedative] dar*, administrar [formal] what did they give you for dinner? ¿qué te dieron de cenar?, ¿qué te sirvieron de cena? 1.7 (to offer) [arm/hand] dar*
  • 2 2.1 (to grant) [protection/shelter] dar*; [help/hospitality] dar*, brindar; [idea] dar* give her something to do dale algo que or para hacer that should give him something to think about eso debería darle en qué pensar give me strength! ¡Señor, dame fuerzas or paciencia! give me Florida /Tolstoy any time! yo me quedo con Florida/Tolstoy mil veces 2.2 (to allow, to concede) [opportunity/permission/advantage] dar*, conceder [formal] we can easily do the job, given time podemos hacer el trabajo fácilmente, si nos dan tiempo given the choice, I'd … si me dieran a elegir, yo … he's a good worker, I'll give him that, but … es muy trabajador, hay que reconocerlo, pero … I'd give their marriage a year at the most le doy un año a su matrimonio, como mucho the doctors only give him three months los médicos le dan solo tres meses it would take us 15 months, give or take a week or two nos llevaría unos 15 meses, semana más, semana menos
  • 3 (to pay, to exchange) dar* what will you give me for it? ¿cuánto me das por él? I'd give anything for a cigarette no sé qué daría por un cigarrillo I'd give a lot to see them happy ¡qué no daría por verlos felices!
    Example sentences
    • The proceeds of the raffle were given to charity.
    • The property was given to the church to be used, not to be sold on.
    • The tokens are given to customers after they pay for their goods at checkout.
    Example sentences
    • In this system, money could be given as a present, but it could not be given as direct payment.
    • Now it was down to the bartering. ‘What'll you give for the apricots?’
    • ‘What would you give for it?’ he continued. ‘Gee, I don't know. I don't have any Brazilian money anyway.’
  • 4 4.1 (to cause) [pleasure/joy/shock] dar*; [pain/cough] dar* don't give us your germs/cold! ¡no nos pegues tus microbios/tu resfriado! [colloquial/familiar] 4.2 (to yield) [results] dar*; [warmth/light] dar*; [fruit/milk] dar*
    Example sentences
    • There was a spillage inside Boots this morning and fumes were given off and over the course of the morning the staff became increasingly unwell so they called the emergency services.
    • You didn't mention what fumes were given off by the overheated coating, but I was told at the time that it was similar to mustard gas.
    • Mr. Carter testified that certain chemicals were used in the plant, and fumes were given off when materials were processed.
  • 6 6.1 (to award) [title/degree] dar*, otorgar* [formal], conferir* [formal]; [authority/right] dar*, otorgar* [formal], conceder [formal]; [contract] dar*, adjudicar*; [mark] dar*, poner* the referee has given a corner el árbitro ha señalado córner the judge gave her five years el juez le dio cinco años or la condenó a cinco años 6.2 [Sport/Deporte] (to adjudge) the ball was given out by the linesman el juez de línea dijo que la pelota estaba fuera
    Example sentences
    • It is understood a mass verdict will be given when the hearings have finally ended.
    • The judge saw the film for himself and gave his verdict in a matter of a few days.
    • She fell silent for a few minutes, before giving her verdict.
    6.3 (to entrust) [task/responsibility] dar*, confiar*, encomendar* he was given charge of 30 children pusieron a 30 niños a su cargo she's given me her car to fix me ha dejado el coche para que se lo arregle
    Example sentences
    • Maybe she was afraid of committing and giving herself and her heart to someone.
    • Any investment property can be given into the care of a property management company.
    • Each group is then given into the care of a group leader who will then stay with that group for the whole of their stay.
    Example sentences
    • We've had some good derbies against them in recent seasons but will be giving them the respect they deserve.
    • Please give these mums the respect they deserve, they're not out to ruin your day, honest!
    • We will be fully focussed and we will give them the respect they deserve but not too much.
    Example sentences
    • She was a good dancer in her art school and was given a high score in the dancing test.
    • Some light crackling noises and loud pops are disorienting and prevent me from giving a higher score.
    • It is clearly implicit in the Tribunal's findings that Mr Rihal was given a lower score as a result of his race.
  • 7 (to make a sound, a movement) [cry/jump/beating] dar*, pegar*; [laugh] soltar*; [kiss] dar* he gave a sigh of relief suspiró aliviado to give sb a push/kick darle* un empujón/una patada a algn to give sb a wink hacerle* una guiñada or un guiño a algn go on, give us a smile [colloquial/familiar] a ver, una sonrisita [colloquial/familiar] he gave my hand a squeeze me apretó la mano give your hands a good wash lávate bien las manos I'll give it a quick look le echaré una miradita why not give it a try? ¿por qué no pruebas or no lo intentas? to give it to sb [colloquial/familiar] she'll really give it to you when she finds out ¡la que te va a caer encima cuando se entere! [colloquial/familiar] give it to me straight dime la verdad, sé sincero conmigo you silly old fool! — I'll give you silly old fool! ¡viejo idiota! — ¡te voy a dar yo viejo idiota! [colloquial/familiar]
    Example sentences
    • It quickly backed away giving a noise that sounded a bit like a whimper.
    • He puts his hand over hers and she squeezes it, he gives this sad little sound.
    • His wrist gave an ugly grinding sound and searing pain tore through him like knives.
  • 8 8.1 (to convey) [thanks/apologies/message/news] dar* please give my regards to your mother dale recuerdos or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) cariños a tu madre she gave me to understand that … me dio a entender que … 8.2 (to state) [name/address/information/details/explanation/answer] dar*; [opinion/advice/order] dar* to give evidence prestar declaración, declarar she gave a detailed description of the place describió el lugar detalladamente the answers are given on page 23 las soluciones están or vienen en la página 23 the judge has given his verdict el juez ha dictado sentencia they gave me no warning no me advirtieron, no me hicieron ninguna advertencia she gave me her word me dio su palabra don't give me all that stuff about … [colloquial/familiar] no me vengas con el cuento or la historia de que … [colloquial/familiar]
    Example sentences
    • The initial argument, given by those who had read from the books, put Wuthering Heights firmly in the lead.
    • This may seem contrived, but essentially the same argument can be given in a more natural form.
    • In contrast, the daily life exhibit gives little or no information on the daily life of the ancient Egyptians.
    Example sentences
    • Canon John Young gives his Christmas message, seeking hope and happiness at the end of a long and sometimes troubling year.
    • The most important message we have to give is that his death was not a random act.
    • Fed-up rail commuters have been given a message of hope from fellow travellers on Merseyside.
  • 9 9.1 (to hold) [party/dinner] dar*, ofrecer* [formal] 9.2 (to stage, to perform) [recital/concert/lecture] dar*; [speech] decir*, pronunciar [formal] give us a song! ¡cántanos una canción!
    Example sentences
    • The experience gave her a huge lift, as she has suffered from several personal tragedies in recent years.
    • I think all the experience had given me a feeling for what individual audiences want.
    • Playing last year in the USA was a great experience and it has given me a real taste for travel.
    Example sentences
    • She scanned his face for a full minute, then gave a slow nod.
    • He raised one eyebrow, stared steadily at her and then gave a short nod.
    • The man gave a tight lipped smile, nodding as he downed half the drink and lost his breath.
    Example sentences
    • The gorgeous house where you could give those dinner parties is the same kind of house Lynette wishes she could escape.
    • The only time I met him was at a dinner party given by one of his sons, who was an Oxford friend of mine.
    • There will always be time to go to work, clean the house, give a dinner party and fix the waste disposal unit.
  • 10 (to show, to indicate) [speed/temperature] señalar, marcar* to give the time dar* la hora my watch gives the time as 7:37 mi reloj marca las 7:37, según mi reloj son las 7:37
    Example sentences
    • It is not arguable that his presence gives a reasonable appearance of bias.
    • Councillor Margaret Howes said she believed the signs gave the impression that the town was violent.
    • It may be that the reporting of these suggestions gave the impression that they were already council policy.
    Example sentences
    • The finest recipes omit the semolina, giving an extra spongy result.
    • The main dining area is circular, with high windows giving a very light and airy feel to the place.
    • However, the kind of technology that we have developed gives a very high yield indeed.
  • 11 (to care) [colloquial/familiar] not to give a damn I don't give a damn me importa un bledo or un comino or un pepino [colloquial/familiar]
    Example sentences
    • ‘I give nothing for your advice,’ Lou growled.
    • He apparently didn't give anything for ‘high’ culture.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (past tense of/pasado de gave past participle of/participio pasado de, given)

  • 1 1.1 (to yield under pressure) [leather/plastic] ceder, dar* de sí sooner or later something had to give tarde o temprano algo tenía que estallar they won't give an inch no cederán un ápice 1.2 (to break, to give way) the planks simply gave under the weight las tablas se rompieron bajo el peso my legs gave under me me fallaron or se me doblaron las piernas
    Example sentences
    • To test them, press one with your finger and it should just give under the pressure.
    • Either way, it's ready when the skin gives easily under pressure and the meat is tender.
    • Is it because the clubface gives a little, resulting in slightly less deformation of the ball during impact?
    Example sentences
    • He had Sam by the wrist and could feel the bone giving under the pressure he was exerting.
    • The ice gave and broke with the weight.
    • The door finally gave but not without the hinges making a loud protest.
  • 2 (to be going on) what gives? [slang/argot] ¿qué hay? [colloquial/familiar]
  • 3 (American English/inglés norteamericano) 3.1 (to surrender) [colloquial/familiar] darse* por vencido, rendirse* I give, what is the capital of Albania? me doy por vencida or me rindo ¿cuál es la capital de Albania? 3.2 (to divulge information) [slang/argot] [dated/anticuado] cantar [slang/argot]
    Example sentences
    • So give, what's the reason behind it?
    • So give! What's happening with him?
    • Alright. Give. What's up? You still have a secret, don't you?
  • 4 (to make a gift) dar* it is better to give than to receive es mejor dar que recibir to give to charity dar* dinero a organizaciones de caridad please give generously contribuyan generosamente por favor


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Phrasal verbs

give away

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
1.1 (free of charge) regalar, obsequiar [formal] it's worthless, you can't even give it away no vale nada, nadie lo va a querer ni regalado at that price we're practically giving them away! ¡a ese precio prácticamente los estamos regalando! a first class opportunity and she simply gave it away! ¡una oportunidad de primera y la desperdició! 1.2 (present) [prizes] hacer* entrega de 1.3 (as handicap) [Sport/Deporte] (usu in -ing forms) Sassy Lassy is giving away six pounds Sassy Lassy corre con un hándicap de seis libras 1.1 2.1 (disclose) [secret/identity] revelar, descubrir* the Secretary of State gave little away el Secretario de Estado no dijo mucho or fue muy circunspecto I don't think I'm giving anything away if I say that … no creo estar revelando nada que no debiera si digo que … 2.2 (betray) delatar, vender [colloquial/familiar] don't worry, I won't give you away no te preocupes, no te voy a delatar or descubrir her accent/clothes gave her away el acento/la ropa la delató or [colloquial/familiar] la vendió to give oneself away delatarse, descubrirse*, venderse [colloquial/familiar] 1.2 [bride] entregar* en matrimonio she was given away by her fathersu padre fue el padrino de la boda

give back

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
[object/property/health/freedom] devolver* she gave him back his ring, she gave him his ring back le devolvió el anillo I had opportunities - now I want to give something back tuve oportunidades - ahora quiero dar algo a cambio

give in

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio (surrender, succumb) ceder I give in, who was the actress? (in guessing games) me doy por vencido or me rindo ¿quién era la actriz?to give in to sth/sb I gave in to temptation caí en la tentación we will not give in to terrorist threats no vamos a ceder frente a amenazas terroristas she'll insist, but don't give in to her va a insistir, pero tú no cedas or [colloquial/familiar] no le aflojes you're always giving in to her siempre dejas que se salga con la suya 1.1 (hand in) (especially British English/especialmente inglés británico) verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento entregar*; [notice] presentar she decided to give in her notice decidió presentar su renuncia

give off

verb + adverb + object/verbo + adverbio + complemento
(emit, produce) [smell] despedir*, soltar* [colloquial/familiar], largar* (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) [colloquial/familiar]; [radiation] emitir much heat is given off during the reaction durante la reacción se produce mucho calor

give onto

verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento
(overlook, give access to) (especially British English/especialmente inglés británico) [window/door/entrance] dar* a it gives onto the sea da al mar, tiene vista al mar

give out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 1.1 (distribute) [objects/leaflets] repartir, distribuir* 1.2 (make known) [news] anunciar, dar* a conocer it was given out that … se anunció or se dio a conocer que … 1.1verb + adverb + object/verbo + adverbio + complemento 2.1 (let out) [cry/yell] dar*, pegar* 2.2 (emit) [heat] dar*; [signal] emitir 1.2verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio 3.1 (become exhausted) [strength/patience/supplies] agotarse, acabarse 3.2 (cease functioning) [colloquial/familiar] [engine] pararse my legs gave out me fallaron las piernas

give over

verb + object + adverb/verbo + complemento + adverbio 1.1 (devote) (usually passive/normalmente en voz pasiva) dedicar* the rest of the afternoon was given over to … el resto de la tarde se dedicó a … this part of the house is given over to … esta parte de la casa está destinada a … 1.2 (surrender) [literary/literario] to give oneself over to sth entregarse* a algo 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio (desist, refrain) (British English/inglés británico) [dialect] oh, give over! (stop misbehaving) ¡ya está bien! (stop joking) ¡anda ya! [colloquial/familiar], ¡dale! [colloquial/familiar] give over moaning! ¡deja ya de quejarte!

give up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 1.1 (renounce, cease from) [alcohol/gambling] dejar; [pleasures/title] renunciar a; [job/project] dejar, renunciar a; [principle/belief/fight] abandonar [boyfriend/girlfriend] [colloquial/familiar], dejar, romper* or terminar con to give up hope perder* las esperanzas to give up -ing dejar de + infinitive/infinitivo I've given up smoking/taking those vitamins he dejado de fumar/tomar esas vitaminas 1.2 (relinquish, hand over) [territory/position] ceder, renunciar a; [ticket/keys] entregar* to give up one's seat to o for sb cederle or darle* el asiento a algn business was so bad that we had to give up the BMW el negocio iba tan mal que tuvimos que deshacernos del BMW 1.3 (surrender) to give oneself up entregarse* to give sb up to the police entregar* a algn a la policía 1.4 (disclose) revelar, desvelar, develar (Latin America/América Latina) 1.5 (devote, sacrifice) [time] dedicar* 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio 2.1 (cease fighting, trying) [rebels/terrorists] rendirse* the campaign is in its sixth week, you can't give up now! estamos en la sexta semana de la campaña ¡no vas a abandonar la lucha ahora! all right, I give up, what's the answer? (in guessing games etc) está bien, me rindo or me doy por vencido ¿cúal es la respuesta?to give up on sb I've given up on them, they're hopeless yo con ellos no insisto más or no pierdo más tiempo, son un caso perdido don't you give up on me, Sarah, I'm counting on you no me vayas a fallar or [colloquial/familiar] dejar plantado, Sarah, cuento contigo that goddam pick-up gave up on me in the middle of nowhere la maldita camioneta me dejó tirado en el medio del campo [colloquial/familiar] 2.2 (stop doing sth) dejar 1.2verb + object + adverb/verbo + complemento + adverbio (abandon hope for) to give sb up for lost dar* a algn por desaparecido where on earth have you been? we'd given you up ¿dónde diablos has estado? ¡ya creíamos que no venías! the doctors had given him up los médicos lo habían desahuciado 1.3give over 1

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