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gift noun

1 sth that you give to sb

ADJ. expensive, generous, kind, lavish, valuable Thank you all for your kind gifts. She received lavish gifts of jewellery and clothes. | perfect | small | free When you place your first order with us, we will send you the free gift of your choice. | birthday, Christmas, parting, retirement, wedding | unwanted the problem of what to do with unwanted gifts

VERB + GIFT bear, bring (sb), exchange, give sb, make sb, offer sb He arrived home bearing gifts for everyone. They gave each other gifts at Christmas. She wanted to make a gift to her grandchildren. | accept, get, receive Please accept this small gift. The children all received gifts.

GIFT + NOUN shop | box, pack, set, token, voucher New customers will receive a free gift pack containing a selection of our products. a gift set of shampoo, soap and hand cream | token, voucher

PREP. as a ~ The messengers brought the king a fine suit of armour as a gift. | ~ for There were gifts for all the children. | ~ from This vase was a gift from my mother. | ~ to The golf clubs were her gift to her husband.

PHRASES shower gifts on sb, shower sb with gifts

2 natural ability

ADJ. great, outstanding, remarkable, special, wonderful his great gifts as a teacher | rare | God-given, innate, natural, special | artistic, musical

VERB + GIFT have, possess

PREP. ~ for She has a natural gift for music.