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    Question Give Away vs Give out?

    give away = Give sth free of charge
    give out = Distribute

    They were giving away/out free CDs at the entrance.
    is there wasn't free i would use give away, But when free is used shoul i still use give away???
    Thanks in advance

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    Re: Give Away vs Give out?

    to give away means to give as a present or gift for free.

    to give out means to distribute or make public

    I don't quite understand the question, but if it is free, we can use 'give away'.
    They can be free or not, and we can still use 'give out'.

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