To give up
Give Give, v. i. 1. To give a gift or gifts. [1913 Webster]

2. To yield to force or pressure; to relax; to become less rigid; as, the earth gives under the feet. [1913 Webster]

3. To become soft or moist. [Obs.] --Bacon . [1913 Webster]

4. To move; to recede. [1913 Webster]

Now back he gives, then rushes on amain. --Daniel. [1913 Webster]

5. To shed tears; to weep. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Whose eyes do never give But through lust and laughter. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

6. To have a misgiving. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

My mind gives ye're reserved To rob poor market women. --J. Webster. [1913 Webster]

7. To open; to lead. [A Gallicism] [1913 Webster]

This, yielding, gave into a grassy walk. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

{To give back}, to recede; to retire; to retreat. [1913 Webster]

They gave back and came no farther. --Bunyan.

{To give in}, to yield; to succumb; to acknowledge one's self beaten; to cease opposition. [1913 Webster]

The Scots battalion was enforced to give in. --Hayward. [1913 Webster]

This consideration may induce a translator to give in to those general phrases. --Pope.

{To give off}, to cease; to forbear. [Obs.] --Locke.

{To give on} or

{To give upon}. (a) To rush; to fall upon. [Obs.] (b) To have a view of; to be in sight of; to overlook; to look toward; to open upon; to front; to face. [A Gallicism: cf. Fr. donner sur.] [1913 Webster]

Rooms which gave upon a pillared porch. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

The gloomy staircase on which the grating gave. --Dickens.

{To give out}. (a) To expend all one's strength. Hence: (b) To cease from exertion; to fail; to be exhausted; as, my feet being to give out; the flour has given out.

{To give over}, to cease; to discontinue; to desist. [1913 Webster]

It would be well for all authors, if they knew when to give over, and to desist from any further pursuits after fame. --Addison.

{To give up}, to cease from effort; to yield; to despair; as, he would never give up. [1913 Webster]


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  • To give up — Give Give (g[i^]v), v. t. [imp. {Gave} (g[=a]v); p. p. {Given} (g[i^]v n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Giving}.] [OE. given, yiven, yeven, AS. gifan, giefan; akin to D. geven, OS. ge[eth]an, OHG. geban, G. geben, Icel. gefa, Sw. gifva, Dan. give, Goth.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To give up the ghost — Give Give (g[i^]v), v. t. [imp. {Gave} (g[=a]v); p. p. {Given} (g[i^]v n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Giving}.] [OE. given, yiven, yeven, AS. gifan, giefan; akin to D. geven, OS. ge[eth]an, OHG. geban, G. geben, Icel. gefa, Sw. gifva, Dan. give, Goth.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To give up the ghost — Ghost Ghost (g[=o]st), n. [OE. gast, gost, soul, spirit, AS. g[=a]st breath, spirit, soul; akin to OS. g[=e]st spirit, soul, D. geest, G. geist, and prob. to E. gaze, ghastly.] [1913 Webster] 1. The spirit; the soul of man. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • refuse to give up — index endure (last), persevere, persist Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • To throw up — Throw Throw, v. t. [imp. {Threw} (thr[udd]); p. p. {Thrown} (thr[=o]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Throwing}.] [OE. [thorn]rowen, [thorn]rawen, to throw, to twist, AS. [thorn]r[=a]wan to twist, to whirl; akin to D. draaijen, G. drehen, OHG. dr[=a]jan, L.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To put up — Put Put, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Put}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Putting}.] [AS. potian to thrust: cf. Dan. putte to put, to put into, Fries. putje; perh. akin to W. pwtio to butt, poke, thrust; cf. also Gael. put to push, thrust, and E. potter, v. i.] 1. To …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To hold up — Hold Hold, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Held}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Holding}. {Holden}, p. p., is obs. in elegant writing, though still used in legal language.] [OE. haldan, D. houden, OHG. hoten, Icel. halda, Dan. holde, Sw. h[*a]lla, Goth. haldan to feed,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To set up — Set Set (s[e^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Set}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Setting}.] [OE. setten, AS. setton; akin to OS. settian, OFries. setta, D. zetten, OHG. sezzen, G. setzen, Icel. setja, Sw. s[ a]tta, Dan. s?tte, Goth. satjan; causative from the root… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To turn up — Turn Turn (t[^u]rn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Turned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Turning}.] [OE. turnen, tournen, OF. tourner, torner, turner, F. tourner, LL. tornare, fr. L. tornare to turn in a lathe, to rounds off, fr. tornus a lathe, Gr. ? a turner s… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To take up — Take Take, v. t. [imp. {Took} (t[oo^]k); p. p. {Taken} (t[=a]k n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Taking}.] [Icel. taka; akin to Sw. taga, Dan. tage, Goth. t[=e]kan to touch; of uncertain origin.] 1. In an active sense; To lay hold of; to seize with the hands …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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