something conceded or relinquished; concession:
Labor has balked at any more give-ups in the contract talks.
- Give voice to
Say or express, especially an opinion or feeling. For example, The faculty gave voice to their anger over the dean’s tenure decisions. This term once meant “to vote.” Its present sense dates from the mid-1800s.
- Give what for
see: what for
- Give with something
verb phrase To give; impart: He wouldn’t give with the information/ gives with the big blue eyes as if to say: ”He didn’t mean to” [1940s+ Jive talk; perhaps modeled on make with fr Yiddish machen mit]
[giv-ee] /ˈgɪv i/ adjective, givier, giviest. Chiefly South Midland U.S. 1. (especially of soil) moist, soft, or spongy. 2. unsteady; rickety: That chair is getting a little givey. 3. (of weather) misty, rainy, or humid; damp.