Origin of giveaway
How to use giveaway in a sentence
Something like fluoride, which is too small for normal filters, yanks away that feeling of agency.
But give the Kingdom credit for its sense of mercy: The lashes will be administered only 50 at a time.
He observes the bodies floating away on the river, pulling on his cigarette with a sneer.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
So it might be me projecting my desires onto Archer to want to just get away from work for a few weeks.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
With chemotherapy, her doctors give her at least an 80 percent chance of survival.
It was a decayed house of superb proportions, but of a fashion long passed away.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
She walked away toward another door, which was masked with a curtain that she lifted.Confidence|Henry James
If you throw away this chance, you will both richly deserve to be hanged, as I sincerely trust you will be.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens
The bear laughed and joined his companion, and the torpedo thundered away.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
Nevertheless the evening and the night passed away without incident.
British Dictionary definitions for giveaway
- very cheap (esp in the phrase giveaway prices)
- free of chargea giveaway property magazine
Other Idioms and Phrases with giveaway
Make a gift of, bestow, as in I decided to give away all my plants. [c. 1400]
Present a bride to the groom in a marriage ceremony, as in Her father gave Karen away. [c. 1700]
Reveal or make something known, often unintentionally; also, betray or expose someone. For example, She gave away her true feelings, or He gave away his accomplices. This idiom is sometimes put as give oneself away, as in If you don't want the family to know about your gambling, don't give yourself away by spending your winnings. [Late 1800s]