Example: Somebody was GIVING leaflets OUT in front of the underground station.
Meaning: Stop working, through age or overuse
Example: I'd been having trouble with my laptop and it finally GAVE OUT at the weekend.
Meaning: Have no more of a supply
Example: The water GAVE OUT after a week in the desert.
Meaning: Make public
Example: They GAVE the names of the winners OUT last night.
Example: The factory GIVES OUT a lot of fumes.
Meaning: End or finish somewhere
Example: The path GIVES OUT halfway around the lake.
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Meaning: Make a sound or noise
Example: She GAVE OUT a moan.
Meaning: Read the wordings of a hymn or psalm aloud for congregational singing
Example: He GAVE OUT the psalm.
Meaning: Complain, moan
Example: My students are always GIVING OUT about the rain.