v. 交给; 赠送; 提供; 捐助; 用于…; 使…受惩罚; 传染疾病; 举办使产生

n. 延展性



You can use give with nouns that refer to physical actions. The whole expression refers to the performing of the action. For example, She gave a smile means almost the same as 'She smiled'.

  • She stretched her arms out and gave a great yawn...


  • Giving a sigh, she fell to her knees at my feet...



You use give to say that a person does something for another person. For example, if you give someone a lift, you take them somewhere in your car.

  • I gave her a lift back out to her house...


  • He was given mouth-to-mouth resuscitation...



You use give with nouns that refer to information, opinions, or greetings to indicate that something is communicated. For example, if you give someone some news, you tell it to them.

  • He gave no details...


  • Would you like to give me your name?...



You use give to say how long you think something will last or how much you think something will be.

  • A BBC poll gave the Labour Party a 12 per cent lead...


  • Ted and his lawyers gave the company 11 months to sell off everything.



People use give in expressions such as I don't give a damn to show that they do not care about something.

  • They don't give a damn about the country.



If someone or something gives you a particular idea or impression, it causes you to have that idea or impression.

  • They gave me the impression that they were doing exactly what they wanted in life...


  • The examiner's final report does not give an accurate picture.



If someone or something gives you a particular physical or emotional feeling, it makes you experience it.

  • He gave me a shock...


  • It will give great pleasure to the many thousands of children who visit the hospital each year.



If you give a performance or speech, you perform or speak in public.

  • Kotto gives a stupendous performance...


  • I am sure you remember Mrs Butler who gave us such an interesting talk last year.



If you give something thought or attention, you think about it, concentrate on it, or deal with it.

  • I've been giving it some thought...


  • Priority will be given to those who apply early.



If you give a party or other social event, you organize it.

  • That evening, I gave a dinner party for a few close friends.




1. the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length


    1. cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense;

    • She gave him a black eye
    • The draft gave me a cold

    2. be the cause or source of;

    • He gave me a lot of trouble
    • Our meeting afforded much interesting information

    3. transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody;

    • I gave her my money
    • can you give me lessons?
    • She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care

    4. convey or reveal information;

    • Give one's name

    5. convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow;

    • Don't pay him any mind
    • give the orders
    • Give him my best regards
    • pay attention

    6. organize or be responsible for;

    • hold a reception
    • have, throw, or make a party
    • give a course

    7. convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture;

    • Throw a glance
    • She gave me a dirty look

    8. give as a present; make a gift of;

    • What will you give her for her birthday?

    9. bring about;

    • His two singles gave the team the victory

    10. dedicate;

    • give thought to
    • give priority to
    • pay attention to

    11. give or supply;

    • The cow brings in 5 liters of milk
    • This year's crop yielded 1,000 bushels of corn
    • The estate renders some revenue for the family

    12. tell or deposit (information) knowledge;

    • give a secret to the Russians
    • leave your name and address here

    13. bring about;

    • The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth

    14. leave with; give temporarily;

    • Can I give you my keys while I go in the pool?
    • Can I give you the children for the weekend?

    15. emit or utter;

    • Give a gulp
    • give a yelp

    16. endure the loss of;

    • He gave his life for his children
    • I gave two sons to the war

    17. place into the hands or custody of;

    • hand me the spoon, please
    • Turn the files over to me, please
    • He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers

    18. give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause;

    • She committed herself to the work of God
    • give one's talents to a good cause
    • consecrate your life to the church

    19. give (as medicine);

    • I gave him the drug

    20. give or convey physically;

    • She gave him First Aid
    • I gave him a punch in the nose

    21. bestow;

    • give hommage
    • render thanks

    22. bestow, especially officially;

    • grant a degree
    • give a divorce
    • This bill grants us new rights

    23. move in order to make room for someone for something;

    • The park gave way to a supermarket
    • `Move over,' he told the crowd

    24. give food to;

    • Feed the starving children in India
    • don't give the child this tough meat

    25. contribute to some cause;

    • I gave at the office

    26. break down, literally or metaphorically;

    • The wall collapsed
    • The business collapsed
    • The dam broke
    • The roof collapsed
    • The wall gave in
    • The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice

    27. estimate the duration or outcome of something;

    • He gave the patient three months to live
    • I gave him a very good chance at success

    28. execute and deliver;

    • Give bond

    29. deliver in exchange or recompense;

    • I'll give you three books for four CDs

    30. afford access to;

    • the door opens to the patio
    • The French doors give onto a terrace

    31. present to view;

    • He gave the sign to start

    32. perform for an audience;

    • Pollini is giving another concert in New York

    33. be flexible under stress of physical force;

    • This material doesn't give

    34. propose;

    • He gave the first of many toasts at the birthday party

    35. legal use: accord by verdict;

    • give a decision for the plaintiff

    36. manifest or show;

    • This student gives promise of real creativity
    • The office gave evidence of tampering

    37. offer in good faith;

    • He gave her his word

    38. submit for consideration, judgment, or use;

    • give one's opinion
    • give an excuse

    39. guide or direct, as by behavior of persuasion;

    • You gave me to think that you agreed with me

    40. allow to have or take;

    • I give you two minutes to respond

    41. inflict as a punishment;

    • She gave the boy a good spanking
    • The judge gave me 10 years

    42. occur;

    • what gives?

    43. consent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man;

    • She gave herself to many men

    44. proffer (a body part);

    • She gave her hand to her little sister


    give, accord, award, confer,grant, endow, present, bestow


    • give : 最普通用词,泛指将自己的东西给予他人,所给予的东西,物质或非物质的均可。
    • accord : 侧重所给予的是应得的或是恰当的,或是因某种原因而适于接受的。
    • award : 通常暗示所给予的东西是接受者应得的,而且给予者往往是具有裁判权力的。
    • confer : 通常指授予称号或学位等。
    • grant : 多指出于慷慨、怜悯或正义感而给予,并且通常是在被请求下给予。
    • endow : 指捐赠大量的钱作基金,也可指给予非物质的东西。
    • present : 指正式地给予或授予,通常伴有仪式进行。
    • bestow : 正式用词,指把某物作为礼物赠送于某人,也可作引申用。


    1. give oneself airs


    2. give and take


    3. give as good as one gets


    4. give the game (或 show) away


    5. give it to someone


    6. give me —


    7. give me a break


    8. give someone one


    9. give or take —


    10. give someone to understand (或 believe 或 know)


    11. give someone what for


    12. not give a damn


    13. what gives?


    14. give someone away




    Please give me a lift onto the saddle.


    I shall have to read up on this subject if I am to give a talk about it.


    Don't give me a hard time, boys. I'm trying to study.

    别捣蛋, 伙计们, 我要学习了.

    We'll give the enemy beans when they come within range.


    It doesn't give you much leeway, does it?

    这一来,你就没有多少回旋的余地了, 是不是?





    vt. 给;带来