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This special word actually portrays the action of giving someone a dressing down or scolding someone. There is no need to mention the actual noun implied at all. Needless to say, it is a direct translation of the word in multiple Indian languages. It takes the forms 'give' and 'gave'.

Usage

Mahima: "What??? How dare that Gowri try to steal your earrings! Thank god you saw it no? Just give her nicely tomorrow!!"

Preeti: "Correct only! Already I gave her properly for using my chappals once and now this! It's so hard to trust anyone these days I tell you."

Added 2011-07-08 by Shutup your mouth

Root

Multiple

Related Terms

haath giver

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Ambiguous in the context of school or college exams:
To 'give an exam' might mean either of the following:
(a) You are a student writing the exam (typical Indian usage)
(b) You are a teacher conducting the exam (typical Western usage)

In either case, it is the opposite of take.

Usage

Student: I'm so nervous, I have to give an exam today but I haven't studied!

Teacher: Pass me that hip flask! I have to give an exam today and I'm not looking forward to shepherding those brats.

Added 2011-07-06 by Borax Babu

Root

English

Region

All India

Categories

School and College

Related Terms

Take