Give

Give

(?), v. i. 1. To give a gift or gifts.
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2. To yield to force or pressure; to relax; to become less rigid; as, the earth gives under the feet.
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3. To become soft or moist. [Obs.] Bacon .
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4. To move; to recede.
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Now back he gives, then rushes on amain.
Daniel.
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5. To shed tears; to weep. [Obs.]
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Whose eyes do never give
But through lust and laughter.
Shak.
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6. To have a misgiving. [Obs.]
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My mind gives ye're reserved
To rob poor market women.
J. Webster.
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7. To open; to lead. [A Gallicism]
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This, yielding, gave into a grassy walk.
Tennyson.
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To give back, to recede; to retire; to retreat.
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They gave back and came no farther.
Bunyan.

-- To give in, to yield; to succumb; to acknowledge one's self beaten; to cease opposition.
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The Scots battalion was enforced to give in.
Hayward.
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This consideration may induce a translator to give in to those general phrases.
Pope.

-- To give off, to cease; to forbear. [Obs.] Locke. -- To give on or To give upon. (a) To rush; to fall upon. [Obs.] (b) To have a view of; to be in sight of; to overlook; to look toward; to open upon; to front; to face. [A Gallicism: cf. Fr. donner sur.]
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Rooms which gave upon a pillared porch.
Tennyson.
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The gloomy staircase on which the grating gave.
Dickens.

-- To give out. (a) To expend all one's strength. Hence: (b) To cease from exertion; to fail; to be exhausted; as, my feet being to give out; the flour has given out. -- To give over, to cease; to discontinue; to desist.
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It would be well for all authors, if they knew when to give over, and to desist from any further pursuits after fame.
Addison.

-- To give up, to cease from effort; to yield; to despair; as, he would never give up.
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