Expresiones con verbos claves - Verbo "to give"
Idioms with key verbs - 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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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.