give a little

give a little

 
1. Lit. to give a small amount of something, probably money. If every one will just give a little, we can have enough money to provide a nice Thanksgiving dinner for the needy.
2. Fig. to move a slight amount. When he pressed on the wall, it gave a little where the water had soaked in.
3. Fig. to yield a little bit on a point to someone. She is so stubborn. If she would just give a little, she could get more cooperation from other people.
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