give away

[give away] {v.} 1. To give as a present.

Mrs. Jones has severalkittens to give away.

2. To hand over (a bride) to her husband at thewedding.

Mr. Jackson gave away his daughter.

3. To let (a secret)become known; tell the secret of.

The little boy gave away hishiding place when he coughed.

Mary said she didn't care anythingabout John, but her blushing face gave her away.

Compare: SPILL THEBEANS, LET THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG. 4. See: GIVE ONESELF AWAY.