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- Give oneself airs
see: put on airs
- Give oneself away
see: give away , def. 3.
- Give oneself up
1. Surrender, as in They gave themselves up to the police. [ Second half of 1500s ] 2. Devote or abandon oneself completely, as in She gave herself up to her research. [ Second half of 1500s ] Also see: give up
[giv] /gɪv/ verb (used with object), gave, given, giving. 1. to present voluntarily and without expecting compensation; bestow: to give a birthday present to someone. 2. to hand to someone: Give me that plate, please. 3. to place in someone’s care: If you give me your coat, I’ll put it in the closet. 4. to […]