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Expresiones y frases - Verbo 'To give'
Idioms - Verb 'To give'
|to give a bad name to something||dar mala fama a algo|
|to give someone a black eye||dejarle un ojo morado a alguien|
|to give a damn/fuck/hoot/shit||importar un comino/un cuerno/un pepino|
|to give a good account of oneself||lucirse|
|to give a hand||dar una mano|
|to give an inch||ceder un centímetro|
- All this corruption gives a bad name to the government and the country.
- One of the kids at school gave Joey a black eye during the break!
- Fine! Go and do whatever you like! I don't give a damn!
- Emily gave a good account of herself playing Ophelia.
- I can give you a hand with your homework if you want.
- The workers aren't willing to give an inch and the strike continues.
|to give and take||dar y recibir|
|to give birth to||dar a luz|
|to give chase to someone||salir en busca de alguien|
|to give ground||ceder terreno|
|to give it all you've got||darle a algo con todas tus fuerzas|
|to give it a rest||terminar con el asunto|
- If you want our relationship to work, you have to give and take.
- Sheena, our dog, gave birth to seven puppies!
- A man snatched Martha's purse and she gave chase to him.
- Are you willing to give ground on your demands?
- Grab the hammer with both hands and give it all you've got!
- Will you give it a rest? I've heard you, now shut up!
|to give it a shot/whirl||intentar algo|
|to give it to someone straight||decirle algo a alguien de una vez|
|to give one's eye teeth/right arm||dar lo que fuera, dar un ojo de la cara|
|to give one's word||dar el verbo, prometer|
|to give pause (for thought)||dar que pensar|
|to give rise to something||dar lugar a algo|
- I'd never surfed before so I decided to give it a shot.
- Don't keep me in suspense and give it to me straight! What happened?
- Oh, I'd give my right arm to see Led Zeppelin in concert!
- Peter gave me his word that he would be here for my birthday.
- Dr. Green's speech on global warming gave us pause.
- The new tax policy gave rise to harsh criticism from the opposition.
|to give someone a bad/hard/rough time||mortificar a alguien|
|to give someone a break||dejar a alguien en paz|
|to give someone a call/ring||llamar por teléfono a alguien|
|to give someone a hint||lanzar una indirecta|
|to give someone a lift||llevar en auto a alguien|
|to give someone a run for his money||hacerle sudar tinta a alguien|
- My boss gave me a harsh time today because I was two minutes late.
- Ellen, give the poor girl a break! She only made a little mistake!
- Fred said he'd give me a call if he had any news about Chris.
- Joe gave me a hint about Mike's secret party but I didn't get it.
- Hank gave me a ilft home in his new car.
- The coach gave me a run for my money on the field but he beat me.
|to give someone a taste of their own medicine||darle a alguien una cucharada de su propia medicina|
|to give someone a wide berth||evitar a alguien|
|to give someone hell||echarle una bronca a alguien|
|to give someone his head||dejar a alguien obrar a su antojo|
|to give someone the third degree||acribillar a alguien a preguntas|
|to give someone the ax/boot||despedir a alguien|
- Tom cheated on Ann but she cheated on him and gave him a taste of his own medicine.
- Sue's terrified of cats. Whenever she sees one she gives a wide berth to it.
- The other driver gave Kate hell because she stopped at the yellow light.
- Many parents give their children their head and they become spoiled.
- When my dad met my first boyfriend he gave the poor boy the third degree.
- Mr. Daniels gave me the ax but he never gave me a good reason.
|to give someone the benefit of the doubt||darle a alguien elbeneficio de la duda|
|to give someone the cold shoulder||ignorar completamente a alguien|
|to give someone the creeps||darle escalofríos a alguien|
|to give someone the evil eye||fulminar con la mirada|
|to give someone the slip||lograr escaparse de alguien|
|to give someone the runaround||jugar con alguien, tomarle el pelo|
- I phoned Henry and he didn't sound sick but I just gave him the benefit of the doubt.
- You should've seen them! I was all alone at the party, they all gave me the cold shoulder!
- I can't watch horror movies. They give me the creeps!
- When Greg spilt coffe on the new carpet Mary gave him the evil eye.
- A man was following me in a black car but I gave him the slip turning on 5th Avenue.
- It's true then! Ian told me he was gay and he wasn't giving me the runaround!
|to give something a once-over||dar un vistazo a algo|
|to give the lie to something||desmentir algo|
|to give the shirt off one's back||darle hasta la camiseta a alguien|
|to give to understand||dar a entender|
|to give up the ghost||darse por vencido|
|to give vent to something||dar rienda suelta a algo|
- Once you finish the sketch, give it to me so I can give it a once-over.
- These facts give the lie to the Governor's claim that crime is going down.
- Phil gave Bob the shirt off his back when he had no job and no home.
- I was given to understand that the conference was in the main hall but apparently it wasn't.
- My old bike gave up the ghost and now I have to buy a new one.
- Teachers should give vent to the children's imagination in class.
|to give voice to something||expresar algo|
|to give way||dar paso, ceder|
- It would be good for you if you gave voice to what you're feeling.
- The old wooden beam is going to give way if you don't fix it.