give off


verb

(tr, adverb) to emit or dischargethe mothballs gave off an acrid odour

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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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