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Definition of 'give out'


  1. give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc.; "The ozone layer blocks some harmful rays which the sun emits"
       Synonyms: emit give off
       Antonyms: absorb take in
  2. give out; "The teacher handed out the exams"
       Synonyms: distribute hand out pass out
  3. prove insufficient; "The water supply for the town failed after a long drought"
       Synonyms: fail run out
  4. stop operating or functioning; "The engine finally went"; "The car died on the road"; "The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town"; "The coffee maker broke"; "The engine failed on the way to town"; "her eyesight went after the accident"
       Synonyms: fail go bad give way die conk out go break break down

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