to give off

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - give off

"to give off"

to emit;

to produce something like heat, light or odor


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - give off

Two restaurant workers are talking ...

Worker 1:  Do you think these pizza slices will stay hot enough long enough?

Worker 2:  Yes.  Those heat lamps give off plenty of heat.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - give off

A sales clerk and customer are talking ...

Clerk:  Do you like that fragrance?

Woman:  Yes. It's very nice. It smells a little like lavender.

Clerk:  That perfume has been engineered to give off that lavender scent when heated by your body.

to give off - Usage:


to give off - Gerund Form:

Giving off heat and light is what light bulbs do.

to give off - Examples:

1)  We give off pleasant odors apparently at given times that can attract the opposite sex.

2)  These native plants give off a slight aroma like gasoline.

3)  Rats and mice give off pheromones that elicit mating behavior.

4)  They take in the carbon dioxide that all the animals give off, and they give off oxygen for all the animals to use.

5)  I no longer want to give off the impression that I'm afraid to be known.

6)  She gives off a tense energy -- people around her seem nervous and on edge.

7)  The Sun gives off all colors of light.

8)  Experts say the lake gives off its pink hue due to cyanobacteria.

9)  We mostly use oil and coal for energy which gives off lots of CO2 into the air.

10)  She just gives off a vibe like talking to you is a nuisance.

11)  The fire pit now glowed with a faint red tone, giving off warmth and comfort in a wide radius around it.

12)  The banks of the river are shining slime giving off fetid exhalations under the burning sun.

13)  I learned to protect myself by giving off the presence of someone who is in no way interested in their bullying.

14)  The bombs destroy everything in a 600 yard radius, giving off a mushroom-like cloud.

15)  As the oceans warm, they're giving off more water vapor.

16)  Methane can have geological origins but, equally, it can be given off by living organisms.

17)  It would entail detecting some kind of emission given off by another person's brain and interpreting those signals.

18)  When the amount of radiation being emitted or given off is discussed, the unit of measure used is the conventional unit Ci.

19)  The food gave off a lot of steam.

20)  The smoke from the last of the wick curled a musky white and gave off the smell of jasmine.