give away
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to give as a gift)
a. regalar
I realized that I had way too much clothing, so I decided to give a bunch of it away.Me di cuenta de que tenía demasiada ropa, así que decidí regalar parte de ella.
b. obsequiar
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
The monk gave away all his possessions to the poor.El monje obsequió todas sus posesiones a los pobres.
2. (to grant a prize)
a. entregar
For tonight's grand prize, we're giving away a cruise to the Bahamas.Como gran premio de la noche, vamos a entregar un viaje en crucero a las Bahamas.
b. hacer entrega de
We'll be giving away two tickets to a Broadway musical.Haremos entrega de dos entradas de un musical de Broadway.
3. (to present the bride)
a. entregar en matrimonio
Because her father was no longer alive, her brother gave her away at the wedding.Como su padre ya no estaba vivo, su hermano la entregó en matrimonio en la boda.
4. (to reveal)
a. traicionar
Some people think I'm a Spaniard, but I give myself away when I use words like "jalar" and "botar."Algunas personas creen que soy español, pero me traiciono cuando uso palabras como jalar y botar.
b. revelar
The soldier was executed for giving away government secrets to the enemy.El soldado fue ejecutado por revelar secretos del gobierno al enemigo.
5. (to betray)
a. delatar
He gave away the undercover cop because the mob threatened his family.Delató al policía encubierto porque la mafia amenazó a su familia.
b. vender
The slight movement of the ventriloquist's lips gave him away.El leve movimiento de labios del ventrílocuo lo vendió.
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give away
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (give for nothing)
a. regalar
2. (prize)
a. repartir
to g the bride awayllevar a la novia al altar
3. (betray, reveal)
a. traicionar
to g away a secretrevelar un secreto
his accent gave him awaysu acento lo delató
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give away
transitive verb
1 (as gift) [+money, goods] regalar; obsequiar (formal); [+prizes] entregar; [+bride] llevar al altar; (Dep) also regalar
we've got 200 CDs to give away tenemos 200 CDs para regalar; we gave away a silly goal les regalamos un gol de la forma más tonta; at this price I'm giving it away a este precio lo estoy regalando
2 (reveal) [+secret] revelar
he's been accused of giving away company secrets lo han acusado de revelar secretos de la compañia; he gave away his secret when he produced the wrong passport se descubrió a si mismo al mostrar el pasaporte que no debía; his face gave nothing away su rostro no delataba nada; your taste in colours gives away a lot about you tus preferencias en los colores revelan mucho sobre tu personalidad
to give the game away descubrir el pastel (informal)
3 (betray) [+person] delatar
we mustn't give him away no debemos delatarlo or traicionarlo; the treads on his shoes gave him away el dibujo de los suelos de los zapatos lo delataron; to give o.s. away delatarse; descubrirse
he gave himself away by starting when someone said 'Brendan'
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