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give something off

to release something, such as smoke, a noise, an odor, fragrance, etc. The little animal gave a foul smell off. The flower gave off its heavy perfume at dusk.
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give off

Send out, emit, as in Certain chemical changes give off energy, or This mixture gives off a very strange odor. [Early 1800s]
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give off

v.
To emit, release, or radiate something: This chemical reaction gives off a lot of energy. The refrigerator gave off a strange odor.
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Battery- operated alarms and clocks give off virtually no electric waves.
French lingerie firm Lou, which invented it, said: "It gives women the freedom to choose what odour their bras give off.
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Much like vibrating electrons give off electromagnetic radiation (radio waves for instance), Einstein's general theory of relativity predicts that an accelerating mass gives off energy as gravitational radiation, which can be thought of as ripples moving at the speed of light in the curvature of space-time.
They also selected building materials that do not give off significant amounts of toxic chemicals and solvents.
Hybrid Slate is part of Nevamar's distinctive Hallmark Series, featuring patterns that give off dynamic luminescent effects.
An injured plant may give off the supposed alarm compounds involuntarily, he suggests.
While metabolizing, or turning the nutrients into energy, the bacteria give off gaseous waste that make you go "toot.
Heat discs (called ThermaCells(R)) in ThermaCare contain a mixture of common materials which, when exposed to air, give off a low-level heat that reaches a therapeutic temperature (104 degrees F) within 30 minutes.
Carbon dioxide is clearly important, but the skin must give off other attractants, too, he reasons.
Nike came through, creating 15 vests from tough but stretchy, breathable material, so the cold-blooded reptiles can grow, as well as soak up and give off heat.
That's the persona and synergy I want to give off,'' says A.
The two gases react easily to give off a burst of heat.
They occur when beams of electrons from space become accelerated above the Earth's atmosphere, smack into atoms and give off light.
Cancer cells give off unusual electrical patterns which can be read by Biofield's sensors and analyzed through its computer algorithm.