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.
[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 […]