When you learn a language, you should try to memorize collocations, phrasal verbs, idioms and other important phrases and expressions, because they make the essence of a language. In that sense, here are 20+ natural collocations with “give”:
Give somebody a chance
Allow someone to do or be something.
Ex: The manager decided to give him a chance by promoting him.
Give the impression
An opinion you have about someone.
Ex: Sheila gives the impression that she cares about her work.
Give your opinion
To tell how you feel or think about something.
Ex: He asked me and I gave my opinion about the patient’s condition.
Give a party
To throw a party.
Ex: Why don’t you visit us on Saturday, we’re giving a party.
Give a lesson / presentation / speech
To present a lesson/presentation/speech.
Ex: I’m giving a presentation on Monday. I couldn’t be more nervous.
Give something a polish
To improve something so it looks complete.
Ex: You should take private lessons to give polish to your English.
An opinion given about acting in a particular situation.
Ex: Her doctor’s given her advice to lose weight.
To pay attention.
Ex: She didn’t give much attention to the noise.
Give somebody a lift
To take someone in your car.
Ex: Filip will give me a lift to work tomorrow.
Give somebody a hand
To help somebody.
Ex: I can’t do this by myself. Would you give me a hand?
Give somebody a call/ring
To telephone someone.
Ex: I’ll give you a call as soon as I get home.
To provide information.
Ex: The airline company was unable to give us any information about the flight.
Give love/best wishes/hugs/kisses
To greet someone informally.
Ex: Sandra gives her best wishes to you and your family.
Give somebody a smile
To smile at someone.
Ex: The baby gave me a smile.
Give priority to somebody or something
To treat someone/something as more important than others.
Ex: The government is giving priority to the flood victims.
Give welcome to somebody
To greet someone at their arrival.
Ex: They gave us a warm welcome at our arrival.
Give somebody a headache
To give somebody a problem.
Ex: The news about the Coronavirus gave me a headache.
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