|give no quarter
||not co-operate or concede, drive a hard bargain
||When he negotiates a contract, he gives no quarter. He's firm.
||give a letter that says you are leaving or quitting
||If I want to leave the position, I give them two weeks notice.
|give off an odor
||smell, have an odor
||After sitting in the sun, the dead fish gave off a strong odor.
||break, stop operating, conk out
||After three hours of steady use, the pump gave out. It just quit.
|give them a hand
||clap your hands, applaud
||Let's give them a hand, folks. They sang very well.
|give them what for
||give them a lecture, scold them, give you hell
||After the team lost a game, the coach gave 'em what for.
||stop trying, not try any more
||I give up. I can't remember who invented the telephone.
|give up the blueline (hockey)
||let opponents cross the blueline before you check them
||If we give up the blueline, they will get more shots on goal.
|give up the ghost
||stop hoping after a long time
||When will she give up the ghost? Her son has been gone for years.
|give you a boost
||cause you to be confident, encourage you
||Winning that award will give her a boost. It will encourage her.