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    Is "to give out" used properly?

    Does it make sense using "to give out" like this?

    1) I thought the refrigerator could give out more cold, though!
    2) It's terribly cold. The heating does not give out much heat.
    3) Do not let the fire go out, or we'll freeze to death.

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    Re: Is "to give out" used properly?

    Quote Originally Posted by dilodi83 View Post
    Does it make sense using "to give out" like this?

    1) I thought the refrigerator could give out more cold, though!
    2) It's terribly cold. The heating does not give out much heat.
    3) Do not let the fire go out, or we'll freeze to death. No "give out" here.
    All those sentences are fine.

    "Give out" can also mean stop working, break.
    "I thought the refrigerator might give out." - "I thought the fridge might stop working."
    "I tried to start the car, but the battery had given out."

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