give one's life

1 he would give his life for her: DIE (TO SAVE), lay down one's life, sacrifice oneself, offer one's life.
2 he gave his life to the company: DEDICATE ONESELF, devote oneself, give oneself, surrender oneself.
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  • give one's life — 1) he would give his life for her Syn: die for, lay down one s life for, sacrifice oneself for, offer one s life for, die to save 2) he gave his life to the company Syn: dedicate oneself, devote oneself, give oneself, surrender oneself …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • give one's life for — die for …   Useful english dictionary

  • give one's name to — invent, discover, found, or be closely associated with something that then becomes known by one s name Lou Gehrig gave his name to the disease that claimed his life …   Useful english dictionary

  • To sell one's life dearly — Sell Sell (s[e^]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sold} (s[=o]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Selling}.] [OE. sellen, sillen, AS. sellan, syllan, to give, to deliver; akin to OS. sellian, OFries. sella, OHG. sellen, Icel. selja to hand over, to sell, Sw. s[ a]lja… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To give one the cold shoulder — Cold Cold (k[=o]ld), a. [Compar. {Colder} ( [ e]r); superl. {Coldest}.] [OE. cold, cald, AS. cald, ceald; akin to OS. kald, D. koud, G. kalt, Icel. kaldr, Dan. kold, Sw. kall, Goth. kalds, L. gelu frost, gelare to freeze. Orig. p. p. of AS. calan …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • give — [giv] vt. gave, given, giving [ME given (with g < ON gefa, to give), yeven < OE giefan, akin to Ger geben < IE base * ghabh , to grasp, take > L habere, to have: the special Gmc sense of this base results from its use as a substitute… …   English World dictionary

  • give — [[t]gɪv[/t]] v. gave, giv•en, giv•ing, n. 1) to present voluntarily and without expecting compensation: to give a birthday present to someone[/ex] 2) to hand to someone: Give me that plate, please[/ex] 3) to place in someone s care: I gave the… …   From formal English to slang

  • give — givable, giveable, adj., n. givee, n. giver, n. /giv/, v., gave, given, giving, n. v.t. 1. to present voluntarily and without expecting compensation; bestow: to give a birthday present to someone. 2. to hand to someone: Give me that plate, please …   Universalium

  • life — n. (pl. lives) 1 the condition which distinguishes active animals and plants from inorganic matter, including the capacity for growth, functional activity, and continual change preceding death. 2 a living things and their activity (insect life;… …   Useful english dictionary

  • life — noun 1) the joy of giving life to a child Syn: existence, being, living, animation; sentience, creation, viability Ant: death, nonexistence 2) threats to life on the planet Syn …   Thesaurus of popular words


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