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Post time 2009-2-19 21:29:59 |Display all floors
Pls help to explain what 's the meaning "give out" in the following sentence :

" He said nothing. He gave out no punishment "

Thanks in advance.

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Post time 2009-2-19 22:40:04 |Display all floors
Here "give out" means "to tell sb sth or announce sth.
So you sentence means He announced no punishment, for he said nothing

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Post time 2009-2-20 03:07:46 |Display all floors

give up or stop physical force...

and your welcome  

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Post time 2009-2-20 07:01:44 |Display all floors
In this sentence, the most similar word would be deliver. He delivered no punishment.

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