give (something) to (someone)

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give (something) to (someone)

1. To pass or hand something to someone Can you give these files to Bob for me? I already gave my present to Mom—was I supposed to wait?
2. To bestow or gift something to someone. I plan to give my grandmother's ring to my daughter when she turns 18. Please give this money to the landscaper when he comes by later.
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give it to someone (straight)

to tell something to someone clearly and directly. Come on, give it to me straight. I want to know exactly what happened. Quit wasting time, and tell me. Give it to me straight.
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give something to someone

to bestow something, such as a gift, on someone. Please give this to Sally Wilson. Who gave this book to me? I want to thank whoever it was.
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give it to

Punish or reprimand, as in Dad really gave it to Tom for coming in so late. This expression, implying a physical or verbal attack, dates from the late 1500s. Also see give someone hell. In more recent times the expression gave rise to give it to someone straight, meaning "to tell someone something candidly and directly." For example, I asked the doctor to give it to use straight about Mother's condition.
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give it to

Informal
To punish or reprimand severely: My parents really gave it to me for coming in late.
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References in classic literature ?
They give to us their all; ought we not to toil unceasingly, that they may bloom in peace within their quiet homes?
A few old and intermediate parent-forms having occasionally transmitted to the present day descendants but little modified, will give to us our so-called osculant or aberrant groups.
'It's really hard facing a team like UE, but we have to take what they give to us,' said coach Nosa Omorogbe.
For these texts, while laying us bare before God, give to us the mercy, promise, joy, and nourishment that we need in our transitions and in our service to the world, as we return to and enter into the story of our faith in the new church year.
Secondly, "we only use techniques and concepts in the therapy process that have been discovered to be highly effective scientifically." And lastly, "we look at the person as Jesus Christ disguised, so the patient has something wonderful to give to us, to me."
It's a two-way road - the fans give to us and we give to the fans.
And maybe the Catholic Church, in the education they give to us, needs to be more open.