I was walking on Broadway yesterday and someone was dressed in a Santa suit giving out samples of hand lotion. I thought it was kind of strange that Santa would be giving out samples on the street! I was trying to go to Rockefeller center to see the tree, but it was so crowded, so I decided to give up.
Definition: To distubute something
Use: A person or a business can give something out
Structure: give out [something] or give [something] out
- Someone was giving out free samples of dish soap at the train station.
- Every year, city hall gives park passes out to the local residents.
Definition: To surrender
Use: A person or a group of people can give up
Structure: give up [something] or give up [doing something]
- I gave up playing baseball when I was twenty-five.
- Rachel tried to give smoking up several times.
Practice: Have you ever tried to give something up? What does your city or town give out?