Despite the fact that the verb give means "to hand or provide", it takes on a special meaning together with some prepositions. The most commonly used phrasal verbs with the verb give are listed below.
1. to give something as a gift or donation
• He gave away his books.
2. to make known something that is secret or hidden
• He gave his lie away.
1. to give something to someone who owned it before
• Can you give me my book back?
2. to allow someone to have or feel something again
• This success gave her back her confidence.
1. to admit defeat; to stop fighting or resisting
• The terrorists were forced to give in.
1. to stop trying to do something
• Never give up!
2. to stop having, doing, or using something
• He decided to give up his job.
1. to stop believing in or having hope for something or someone
• Almost everyone gave up on her.
1. to stop working
• The engine gave out.
2. to become used up; to come to an end
• Our food is about to give out.
3. to produce heat, light, etc.
• The fire isn't giving out much heat.
4. to give something to a lot of people
• Paul gave out copies of the report.
1. to stop doing something (informal)
• Give over complaining!
1. to send light, heat, etc. out from a source
• The flowers gave off a pleasant smell.