1. [ verb ] give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc.
Synonyms: emit give_off

"The ozone layer blocks some harmful rays which the sun emits."

Related terms: absorb reflect radiate radiate steam spark ray scintillate fume reek effuse shoot emission emitter
2. [ verb ] make a gift of
Synonyms: hand_out distribute give_away

"She gave away her antique furniture"

Related terms: give share
3. [ verb ] prove insufficient
Synonyms: run_out fail

"The water supply for the town failed after a long drought"

4. [ verb ] stop operating or functioning
Synonyms: fail break break_down die go_bad go conk_out give_way

"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"

Related terms: change blow_out misfire crash malfunction die break failure