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Give vent to

Express an emotion, as in He didn’t dare give vent to his annoyance in front of her parents. [ Late 1500s ]


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  • Give-up

    [giv-uhp] /ˈgɪvˌʌp/ noun 1. something conceded or relinquished; concession: Labor has balked at any more give-ups in the contract talks. 2. Stock Exchange.

  • 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]

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