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I just don't give off a great first impression.
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Meaning of "give off" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GIVE OFF

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GIVE OFF

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Give off is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb give off in English.

WHAT DOES GIVE OFF MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of give off in the English dictionary

The definition of give off in the dictionary is to emit or discharge.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO GIVE OFF

PRESENT

Present
I give off
you give off
he/she/it gives off
we give off
you give off
they give off
Present continuous
I am giving off
you are giving off
he/she/it is giving off
we are giving off
you are giving off
they are giving off
Present perfect
I have given off
you have given off
he/she/it has given off
we have given off
you have given off
they have given off
Present perfect continuous
I have been giving off
you have been giving off
he/she/it has been giving off
we have been giving off
you have been giving off
they have been giving off
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I gave off
you gave off
he/she/it gave off
we gave off
you gave off
they gave off
Past continuous
I was giving off
you were giving off
he/she/it was giving off
we were giving off
you were giving off
they were giving off
Past perfect
I had given off
you had given off
he/she/it had given off
we had given off
you had given off
they had given off
Past perfect continuous
I had been giving off
you had been giving off
he/she/it had been giving off
we had been giving off
you had been giving off
they had been giving off
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will give off
you will give off
he/she/it will give off
we will give off
you will give off
they will give off
Future continuous
I will be giving off
you will be giving off
he/she/it will be giving off
we will be giving off
you will be giving off
they will be giving off
Future perfect
I will have given off
you will have given off
he/she/it will have given off
we will have given off
you will have given off
they will have given off
Future perfect continuous
I will have been giving off
you will have been giving off
he/she/it will have been giving off
we will have been giving off
you will have been giving off
they will have been giving off
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would give off
you would give off
he/she/it would give off
we would give off
you would give off
they would give off
Conditional continuous
I would be giving off
you would be giving off
he/she/it would be giving off
we would be giving off
you would be giving off
they would be giving off
Conditional perfect
I would have give off
you would have give off
he/she/it would have give off
we would have give off
you would have give off
they would have give off
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been giving off
you would have been giving off
he/she/it would have been giving off
we would have been giving off
you would have been giving off
they would have been giving off
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you give off
we let´s give off
you give off
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to give off
Past participle
given off
Present Participle
giving off
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GIVE OFF

give ground
give guard
give head
give hostages to fortune
give in
give it heaps
give it hot
give it up for someone
give me
give odds
give offence
give one´s eyeteeth for
give one´s right arm
give onto
give or take
give out
give over
give pause to
give place to someone
give rise to

WORDS THAT END LIKE GIVE OFF

come off
cone off
hive off
leave off
make off
measure off
on and off
race off
score off
see off
shake off
shove off
shuffle off
square off
stave off
strike off
take off
tee off
time off
worse off
write off

Synonyms and antonyms of give off in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «give off» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GIVE OFF

Find out the translation of give off to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of give off from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «give off» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

放出
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

desprender
570 millions of speakers

English

give off
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बंद दे
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

إعطاء قبالة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

испускают
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

desprendem
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বন্ধ দিন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

dégager
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Berikan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

abgeben
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

出す
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

방출
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Menehi mati
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cho ra
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விட்டுவிடு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बंद द्या
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Vermek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sprigionare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wydzielają
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

випускають
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

da off
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εκλύουν
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gee af
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

avger
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

avgir
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of give off

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GIVE OFF»

The term «give off» is quite widely used and occupies the 54.267 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GIVE OFF» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «give off» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «give off» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about give off

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10 QUOTES WITH «GIVE OFF»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word give off.
1
David Archuleta
It's so important for girls to respect themselves and not put themselves down and say, 'Oh, my life is horrible,' and 'I'm not pretty enough.' How do you know? There's this energy people give off that people can be drawn to.
2
Mike Birbiglia
I just don't give off a great first impression.
3
Homaro Cantu
Unlike charcoal grills, which take up to 30 minutes or more to heat up, wood pellet grills can give off an even heat quite quickly. And, unlike propane grills which heat up quickly but lack flavor, foods cooked on pellet grills are rich in smokiness and succulence.
4
Cara Delevingne
The energy you give off is the energy you receive. I really think that, so I'm always myself - jumping, dancing, singing around, trying to cheer everybody up.
5
Joseph Epstein
I know from the middle distance I give off the look of being prolific, which is a funny compliment to receive.
6
Mark Feuerstein
I just give off this kind of feminine vibe which has... served me so well with women in my life.
7
Cassidy Freeman
I think I give off a strong energy. I'm 5'9, I'm pretty athletic and I'm pretty outspoken.
8
Edward Furlong
But I'm not like sad, depressed miserable person. I guess sometimes I give off that impression.
9
Erin Heatherton
People like to be around those who give off positive energy.
10
Bob Hope
When we recall the past, we usually find that it is the simplest things - not the great occasions - that in retrospect give off the greatest glow of happiness.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GIVE OFF»

Discover the use of give off in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to give off and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Give: A Cognitive Linguistic Study
Inanimate objects are also commonly understood as emitting certain properties. In English we tend to use give off in such expressions (give off heat, give off a smell, give off light), with the off emphasizing the separation of the property from its ...
John Newman, 1996
2
Preservation and Conservation for Libraries and Archives
The light can be rather blue-green and quite cool in color. "Full spectrum" tubes and lamps are available; their light is more pleasant to the eye. Fluorescent light is economical and does not give off very much heat from the tubes themselves.
Nelly Balloffet, Judith A. Reed, 2005
3
Wine Chemistry and Biochemistry
... can also be produced from ethanol by chemical or biological oxidation. Some wines, such as Fino and Manzanilla from Jerez, or the wine Jaune from Jura, give off a particular aroma which is characterized by a high concentration of ethanal.
M. Victoria Moreno-Arribas, Carmen Polo, 2008
4
Hatcher's Notebook
We have seen above that there are substances which can be burned and will give off a large amount of gas and heat, such as the mixture of charcoal and sulphur, but they do not burn without the aid of the outside air and consequently they do ...
Julian S. Hatcher, 1966
5
Plants what They are and what They Do
The facts are these: green plants in light give off oxygen, but not in darkness. We have, however, stated on a previous page that all living plant cells like the cells of animals give off carbon dioxide. During the night it is very easy to demonstrate ...
Albert Charles Seward, 1932
6
Law Reports: Queen's Bench
That would mean that not more than forty gallons of petroleum, and of the products which give off that vapour, should be so kept. I think in all probability the legislature meant what they have expressed. For if a large quantity was brought in its ...
William Mills (barrister-at-law.), Henry Holroyd, E. A. C. Schalch, 1871
7
Color Vision & Technology
Blackbody temperature is a measure that expresses what kind of light a theoretical, non-existent material (a blackbody) would give off when heated to a certain temperature as measured on the Kelvin (K) temperature scale. The Kelvin scale ...
Rolf G. Kuehni, 2008
8
Chemical experiments
1977. Decomposition of the sulphurets. — Let the sulphuret to be examined be placed in a glass tube, and heated. The sulphurets of mercury and arsenic will sublime without decomposition ; others will give off fumes of sulphur when heated, ...
George William Francis, 1842
9
Concepts in Biology' 2007 Ed.2007 Edition
Many people believe that plants only give off oxygen and never require it. Actually, plants do give off oxygen in the light-dependent reactions of photosynthesis, but in aerobic cellular respiration they use oxygen, as does any other organism.
Enger, Eldon Et Al
10
Exploring Chemical Reactions
Reactions that give off energy are called exothermic reactions. Exothermic reactions are the most common type of chemical reaction. They can transfer energy in all kinds of different forms. For example, fires give out heat and light energy as ...
Nigel Saunders, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GIVE OFF»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term give off is used in the context of the following news items.
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Universal's 'Minions' swarms box office with $115.2M haul
"Given that they seek to work for the most evil people on the planet, they give off this incredible happiness," said Duncan Clark, Universal's ... «SunHerald.com, Jul 15»
2
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Las Vegas Summer League Day 3
"I just want to give off a winning attitude," Mudiay said after the game. "We're 2-0 right now, but we can't be satisfied." So far, though, the ... «Bleacher Report, Jul 15»
3
Summer League Game 2 Recap: Nuggets defeat Kings 98-76
"The main thing, I just want to give off a winning attitude," said Mudiay. "We are 2-0 right now, but we can't be satisfied." However real the ... «Denver Stiffs, Jul 15»
4
Fiorina: Donald Trump 'Taps Into An Anger' Among Voters [VIDEO]
... the points Trump has made since his entrance into the GOP primary “taps into an anger” that voters give off “every day” on the campaign trail. «Daily Caller, Jul 15»
5
My players are starving – Herbert Addo
“My players cannot give off their best if they are starving,” the experienced coach told a recent post match press conference which has shocked ... «GhanaWeb, Jul 15»
6
Mosquito Study Reveals What Attracts Them To Human Skin
He goes on to say, “Larger people tend to give off more carbon dioxide, which is why mosquitoes typically prefer munching on adults to small ... «Pioneer News, Jul 15»
7
Kids to make the KGB proud
... the house afterwards, radiating the sense of satisfaction I imagine lottery officials give off when they pick up the phone to ring a new winner. «The Australian, Jul 15»
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NASA's telescope NuSTAR captures high-energy X-ray image of the …
... scientists believe that these tiny flares could also send out high-energy electrons at amazing velocities, and they give off high-energy X-rays. «The Next Digit, Jul 15»
9
Sentinel chicken tests positive for West Nile Virus
“Larger people tend to give off more carbon dioxide, which is why mosquitoes typically prefer munching on adults to small children. Pregnant ... «Tampa Bay Newspapers, Jul 15»
10
Marshmallow sticks and medicine trees
Many of our native viburnums such as wild raisin and arrowwood give off volatile chemicals called butyrates after they're cut, compounds which ... «North Country Public Radio, Jul 15»

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