- 1 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
- 2 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]
- 3 [bride] entregar* en matrimonio she was given away by her father su padre fue el padrino de la boda
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