give

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give is part of the Basic English 850.
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give is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
give

Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
give

Third person singular
gives

Simple past
gave

Past participle
given

Present participle
giving

  1. If you give something to someone else, you had the thing and you let the other person have it. Maybe you use your hands to put the thing in the other person's hands. Usually after that, the thing is the other person's thing.
    Give me that book, please; I want to read it.
    My mother gave me this stone when I was young
  2. If you give a speech, you talk to a group of people.

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