gave
Pronunciation
  • (British, America) enPR: gāv, IPA: /ɡeɪv/
Verb
  1. simple past tense of give
    • c. 1471, An English Chronicle, 1377-1461:
      there the erl of Dunbar becam his manne, and the kyng yaf him the Counte of Richemunde.
    • 1591, William Shakespeare, King Henry VI, part 1:
      I gaue thee Life, and rescu'd thee from Death.
    • 1815, Jane Austen, Emma:
      The superior degree of confidence towards Harriet, which this one article marked, gave her severe pain.
    • 2011, Bob Woffinden, The Guardian, 31 Jul 2011:
      With the Oxford canal at the bottom of his garden, regular canoeing excursions gave him enormous pleasure.
  2. (colloquial, nonstandard) Past participle of give



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