give it to someone

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give it to someone (third-person singular simple present gives it to someone, present participle giving it to someone, simple past gave it to someone, past participle given it to someone)

  1. (colloquial) To beat up or punish someone.
  2. (colloquial) To put up a good fight against someone.
  3. (colloquial) To have sexual relations with someone.
    • 2015, Naomi A. Jackson, The Star Side of Bird Hill, page 278:
      Someone else was kissing her old boyfriend Darren, some other girl wearing his class ring and letting him give it to her in one of Erasmus's abandoned stairwells.
  4. (colloquial) To give someone credit; to praise someone.
    I really have to give it to you. You did a great job!