Phrasal Verbs Part 6

What is a phrasal verb?

A phrasal verb is a verb followed by a preposition or an adverb; the combination creates a meaning different from the original verb alone.

  • Today’s verb: Give
  • Today’s phrasal verbs: Give in, give out, give up, give way

Phrasal Verbs Made Easy PDF Capsule 6 – Give

Etymology

Do you know in Old English the word ‘give’ was not present? They used ‘giefan’ (past tense: geaf, past participle: giefen) meaning to give, bestow, entrust, deliver to another, grant, commit and devote.

In Middle English, it became ‘yiven’ and later, ‘give’.

Give In

Meaning:

  1. To stop fighting, admit defeat.
  2. To agree to do something that you do not want to do.

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Memory tip: Give in means “yield”
‘Yield’ means surrender and in old days, kings would
send gifts to show that they do not want to fight.

Usage: The hijackers were forced to give in.

 

Give Out

Meaning:

  1. To give something to a lot of people.
  2. To come to an end.

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Memory tip: Misers think giving out will lead to ‘give out’;
wise men know giving out begets giving out.

Usage: 1. The clerk gave out the identity cards.
2. Food supplies gave out in the refugee camp.

 

Give Up

Meaning:

To stop trying to do something.

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Memory tip: You say, “It’s up to you”, when you
give up an argument.

Usage: He doesn’t give up easily.

 

Give Way

Meaning: 

  1. To stop resisting somebody/something.
  2. To break or fall down.

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Memory tip: Always give way to the ambulance
or a family will give way
.”

Usage: 1. The building collapsed as the pillars gave way.
2. He gave way when the kid was about to show
yet another tantrum.

 

Give Over

Meaning:

A phrase used to tell somebody to stop doing something.

Memory tip: Give and ‘it’s over’

Usage: Give over fighting!

We hope you find Phrasal Verbs Made Easy PDF Capsule 6, helpful.

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