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giveaway

[giv-uh-wey]
noun
1.
an act or instance of giving something away.
2.
something that is given away, especially as a gift or premium: A pocket calculator was offered as a giveaway with every new subscription to the magazine.
3.
a radio or television program on which prizes are given away to contestants in a question-and-answer game.
4.
a tax law or other legislation designed to benefit one segment of the population, one area or state, etc.: a giveaway that benefited only the very rich.
5.
an unscrupulous deal, especially one that benefits some while defrauding others.
6.
Sports. any careless loss of possession of a ball, puck, etc., or other offensive lapse that leads to a score by the opponent.
adjective
7.
constituting a giveaway: a giveaway newspaper.

Origin:
1870–75, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase give away

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giveaway

noun
1. a gift of public land or resources for the private gain of a limited group 
2. an unintentional disclosure 
3. a television or radio program in which contestants compete for awards [syn: game show
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