give up
verb Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. to yield control or possession of ; surrender <
forced to give up his job
>
2. to desist from ; abandon <
refused to give up her efforts
>
3. to declare incurable or insoluble 4. a. to abandon (oneself) to a particular feeling, influence, or activity <
gave himself up to despair
>
b. to devote to a particular purpose or use 5. to despair of seeing <
we'd given you up
>
6. to allow (a hit or run in baseball) while pitching intransitive verb to cease doing or attempting something especially as an admission of defeat ; quit — often used with on <
don't give up on the project
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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