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give·a·way

 (gĭv′ə-wā′)
n. Informal
1. An inadvertent revealing of something that is not otherwise evident or is meant to be concealed: Pulling at his ear was a giveaway that he was bluffing at cards.
2.
a. The act or an instance of giving something away or for inadequate compensation: the giveaway of free tickets to the concert; a government giveaway of offshore oil reserves to oil companies.
b. Something that is given away at no charge: giveaways like free toasters for opening a bank account.
3. A promotion or contest in which prizes are given away.
4. Sports The act or an instance of losing possession of the ball or puck to the opposing team, as by a misdirected pass.
5.
a. Legislation, such as a tax law, that benefits only one segment of the population.
b. The appropriation of natural resources or public lands for private gain.

give•a•way

(ˈgɪv əˌweɪ)

n.
1. an act or instance of giving something away.
2. something that is given away, esp. as a premium.
3. an unintentional betrayal or disclosure.
4. a radio or television program on which prizes are awarded to participants in contests, games, etc.
adj.
5. constituting a giveaway: a giveaway newspaper.
[1870–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.giveaway - a gift of public land or resources for the private gain of a limited group
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
gift - something acquired without compensation
2.giveaway - an unintentional disclosure
disclosure, revealing, revelation - the speech act of making something evident
3.giveaway - a television or radio program in which contestants compete for awardsgiveaway - a television or radio program in which contestants compete for awards
broadcast, program, programme - a radio or television show; "did you see his program last night?"
quiz program - a game show in which contestants answer questions

giveaway

noun sign, suggestion, hint, indication, evidence, inkling, intimation The only giveaway was the look of amusement in her eyes.
Translations
cadeau publicitaire

giveaway

[ˈgɪvəweɪ]
A. N
1. (= revelation) → revelación f involuntaria
it's a dead giveaway (= obvious) → (eso) lo dice todo
2. (= gift) → regalo m
the exam was a giveaway!¡el examen estaba tirado!
B. CPD giveaway prices NPLprecios mpl de regalo

giveaway

[ˈgɪvəweɪ]
n
(= clear sign) → indice m révélateur
Her expression was a giveaway
BUT Son expression la trahissait.
(= gift) → cadeau m
(easy)
The exam was a giveaway! → Cet examen, c'était du gâteau !
modif
giveaway prices → prix sacrifiés
[sign] → révélateur/trice

giveaway

[ˈgɪvəˌweɪ]
1. n (fam) her expression was a dead giveawayle si leggeva tutto in volto
the exam was a giveaway! → l'esame è stato uno scherzo!
2. adj giveaway pricesprezzi mpl stracciati
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