give something away
to give something as a gift
- He gave away most of his money to charity.
- (informal) Check out the prices of our pizzas—we’re virtually giving them away!
give somebody away
Entrust your daughter to her husband through the marriage ceremony
- He gave his daughter away and told the groom to look after her.
give something or somebody away
Tell a secret, often unintentionally
- She didn’t give anything away about the party so it came as a complete surprise to me.