Give up - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɡɪv ʌp|
Brit.  |ɡɪv ʌp|  British pronunciation of the word give up

verb

- lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime (syn: forego, forfeit, forgo, waive)
- give up with the intent of never claiming again (syn: abandon)
- give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat (syn: quit)
- put an end to a state or an activity (syn: cease, discontinue, quit, stop)
- give up what is not strictly needed (syn: spare)
- part with a possession or right (syn: free, release, relinquish, resign)
- leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily (syn: renounce, resign, vacate)

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Examples

She could not give up her canaries.

It's hard to give up the drinking habit without help.

Don't give up without even trying.

He is given up by the doctors.

We had to give up the castle to the enemy.

The forenoons were given up to business.

We do not give up the names of our contributors.

The woman gave up her lover to save her marriage.

...was in so much debt he had to give up his house and move into a cheaper apartment...

...I hope you won't give up playing the piano....

I did want a holiday abroad, but we've had to give up the idea.

He gave himself up unhesitatingly to the guidance of (Pope) Innocent.

Both sides have to give up some claims in these negotiations

He won't give up until he's won the argument.

I'll never give up as long as I'm still breathing.

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