1. The amount of bending that something undergoes when a force is applied to it.
    This chair doesn't have much give.


  1. To move, shift, provide something abstract or concrete to someone or something or somewhere.
    1. To transfer one's possession or holding of (something) to (someone).
    2. To make a present or gift of.
    3. To pledge.
    4. To provide (something) to (someone), to allow or afford.
    5. To cause (a sensation or feeling) to exist in.
    6. To carry out (a physical interaction) with (something).
      1. To pass (something) into (someone's) hand or the like.
    7. To cause (a disease or condition) in, or to transmit (a disease or condition) to.
      1. To estimate or predict (a duration or probability) for (something).
  2. To yield slightly when a force is applied.
  3. To collapse under pressure or force.
  4. To provide, as, a service or a broadcast.
  5. To lead (onto or into).
  6. To exhibit as a product or result; to produce; to yield.
    The number of men, divided by the number of ships, gives four hundred to each ship.
  7. To cause; to make; used with the infinitive.
  8. To allow or admit by way of supposition.
  9. To attribute; to assign; to adjudge.
  10. To communicate or announce (advice, tidings, etc.); to pronounce or utter (an opinion, a judgment, a shout, etc.).
  11. To grant power or permission to; to allow.
  12. To devote or apply (oneself).
    The soldiers give themselves to plunder.
    That boy is given to fits of bad temper.

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