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Meaning of GIVE OUT

Pronunciation:  giv awt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  prove insufficient; "The water supply for the town failed after a long drought"
  2. [v]  stop operating or functioning; "The engine finally went"; "The car died on the road"; "The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town"; "The coffee maker broke"; "The engine failed on the way to town"; "her eyesight went after the accident"
  3. [v]  give out freely
  4. [v]  give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc.; "The ozone layer blocks some harmful rays which the sun emits"
 Synonyms: break, break down, conk out, die, distribute, emit, fail, give away, give off, give way, go, go bad, hand out, run out
 Antonyms: absorb, take in
 See Also: apportion, blow, blow out, burn out, change, crash, deal, divvy up, effuse, fume, gift, give, go down, malfunction, misfire, misfunction, portion out, present, radiate, ray, reek, reflect, scintillate, share, shine, shoot, smoke, spark, sparkle, steam



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