To chastise somebody, to relay events which have caused grief,
The mother gave out to the child for being naughty.

You'd better do the work or she'll give out to you.

She was giving out about what her boyfirend had insensitively done.
by Paula Taggart November 26, 2006
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A well-disguised way out of a given situation; giving someone an opening to get out of something; providing an exit strategy.
A guy and his gf are arguing about a girl she saw him talking to at a party last night, when his homie walks up.

Gf: Who was that girl you were talking to?
Bf: What?
Gf: I saw you give her your phone.
Homie: What are y'all arguing about?
Gf: I saw him give some girl his phone last night.
Homie: Oh, you mean so-and-so. That was my phone. He was holding it for me, so I had asked her to get my phone from him for me.
Bf: Yeah, that's what I was trying to tell you.
Gf: Oh. I'm sorry babe.
Bf: It's fine.
*Gf exits*
Bf: Thanks bro. I didn't know what to say.
Homie: No prob bro. It nothing to give an out.
by Goldiloxx July 28, 2014
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A well-disguised way out of a given situation; giving someone an opening to get out of something; providing an exit strategy.
A guy and his gf are arguing about a girl she saw him talking to at a party last night, when his homie walks up.

Gf: Who was that girl you were talking to?
Bf: What?
Gf: I saw you give her your phone.
Homie: What are y'all arguing about?
Gf: I saw him give some girl his phone last night.
Homie: Oh, you mean so-and-so. That was my phone. He was holding it for me, so I had asked her to get my phone from him for me.
Bf: Yeah, that's what I was trying to tell you.
Gf: Oh. I'm sorry babe.
Bf: It's fine.
*Gf exits*
Bf: Thanks bro. I didn't know what to say.
Homie: No prob bro. It's nothing to give an out.
by Goldiloxx July 28, 2014
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