But really—telling Ginger to give away the family dog in order to economize?
He was selling the material we were working to give away free, to responsible outlets.
I don't want to give away too much but I don't think people will be frustrated.
They want to see how little they can give away without getting blamed.
But in real life Harris is shy and humble, reluctant to give away details about his love life or toot his own horn in any way.
If Esau had sold his birthright for a mess of pottage, Isaac was about to give away the blessing for a mess of venison.
We'll use a part of them ourselves, and what we can't use I will give away.
What foolish person will give away that which is in his own hands into the hands of another?
One could no more give away Rest than he could give away Laughter.
If King Edward made you any such promise he did very wrongly, for the crown of England is not his to give away.'
Old English giefan (W. Saxon) "to give, bestow; allot, grant; commit, devote, entrust," class V strong verb (past tense geaf, past participle giefen), from Proto-Germanic *gebanan (cf. Old Frisian jeva, Middle Dutch gheven, Dutch geven, Old High German geban, German geben, Gothic giban), from PIE *ghabh- "to take, hold, have, give" (see habit). It became yiven in Middle English, but changed to guttural "g" by influence of Old Norse gefa "to give," Old Danish givæ. Meaning "to yield to pressure" is from 1570s.
Give in "yield" is from 1610s; give out is mid-14c., "publish, announce;" meaning "run out, break down" is from 1520s. Give up "surrender" is mid-12c. To give (someone) a cold seems to reflect the old belief that one could be cured of disease by deliberately infecting others. What gives? "what is happening?" is attested from 1940. Give-and-take (n.) is originally from horse racing (1769) and refers to races in which bigger horses were given more weight to carry, lighter ones less. General sense attested by 1778.
A command to speak, to explain, etc: She said, ''Give!,'' so I told all (1956+)