give out

Primary Meanings of give out

1.
v
give to several people
2.
v
give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc.
3.
v
stop operating or functioning
Full Definitions of give out
1

v give to several people

Synonyms:
distribute, hand out, pass out
Types:
apportion, deal, divvy up, portion out, share
give out as one's portion or share
Type of:
gift, give, present
give as a present; make a gift of
2

v give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc.

Synonyms:
emit, give off
Antonyms:
absorb, take in
suck or take up or in
Types:
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effuse
give out or emit (also metaphorically)
reflect, shine
be bright by reflecting or casting light
spark, sparkle
emit or produce sparks
radiate
send out rays or waves
scintillate
give off
fume, smoke
emit a cloud of fine particles
reek
give off smoke, fumes, warm vapour, steam, etc.
shoot
emit (as light, flame, or fumes) suddenly and forcefully
ray
emit as rays
steam
emit steam
resplend
be resplendent or radiant; to shine brightly
glare
be sharply reflected
opalesce
reflect light or colors like an opal
luminesce
be or become luminescent; exhibit luminescence
coruscate, scintillate, sparkle
reflect brightly
3

v stop operating or functioning

Synonyms:
break, break down, conk out, die, fail, give way, go, go bad
break
render inoperable or ineffective
buy the farm, cash in one's chips, choke, conk, croak, decease, die, drop dead, exit, expire, give-up the ghost, go, kick the bucket, pass, pass away, perish, pop off, snuff it
pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
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crash, go down
stop operating
blow, blow out, burn out
melt, break, or become otherwise unusable
misfire
fail to fire or detonate
malfunction, misfunction
fail to function or function improperly
jam
get stuck and immobilized
Type of:
change
undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

v prove insufficient

Synonyms:
fail, run out

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