give off

  1. (tr, adverb) to emit or discharge: the mothballs gave off an acrid odour

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How to use give off in a sentence

  • It is far too important a business for anyone to give off-hand an opinion upon it.

    A Roving Commission | G. A. Henty

Other Idioms and Phrases with give off

give off

Send out, emit, as in Certain chemical changes give off energy, or This mixture gives off a very strange odor. [Early 1800s]

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