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Synonyms for give-out

Verb

1. emit, give out, give off
usage: give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc.; "The ozone layer blocks some harmful rays which the sun emits"
2. distribute, give out, hand out, pass out, give, gift, present
usage: give to several people; "The teacher handed out the exams"
3. fail, run out, give out
usage: prove insufficient; "The water supply for the town failed after a long drought"
4. fail, go bad, give way, die, give out, conk out, go, break, break down, change
usage: stop operating or functioning; "The engine finally went"; "The car died on the road"; "The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town"; "The coffee maker broke"; "The engine failed on the way to town"; "her eyesight went after the accident"
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