give out

give out ( out)

     v 1: give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or
          radiation, vapor, etc.; "The ozone layer blocks some
          harmful rays which the sun emits." [syn: emit, {give
          off}] [ant: absorb]
     2: give out freely [syn: give away, distribute, hand out]
     3: prove insufficient; "The water supply for the town failed
        after a long drought" [syn: fail, run out]
     4: stop operating or functioning; "The engine finally went";
        "The car died on the road"; "The bus we travelled in broke
        down on the way to town"; "The coffee maker broke"; "The
        engine failed on the way to town"; "her eyesight went
        after the accident" [syn: fail, go bad, give way, die,
         conk out, go, break, break down]