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    give up - Dictionary definition and meaning for word give up

    Definition
    (verb) lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime
    Example Sentence
    • you've forfeited your right to name your successor
    • forfeited property
    Definition
    (verb) give up with the intent of never claiming again
    Synonyms : abandon
    Example Sentence
    • Abandon your life to God
    • She gave up her children to her ex-husband when she moved to Tahiti
    • We gave the drowning victim up for dead
    Definition
    (verb) give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat
    Example Sentence
    • In the second round, the challenger gave up
    Definition
    (verb) put an end to a state or an activity
    Synonyms : cease , discontinue , lay off , quit , stop
    Example Sentence
    • Quit teasing your little brother
    Definition
    (verb) give up what is not strictly needed
    Synonyms : dispense with , part with , spare
    Example Sentence
    • he asked if they could spare one of their horses to speed his journey
    Definition
    (verb) part with a possession or right
    Synonyms : free , release , relinquish , resign
    Example Sentence
    • I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest
    • resign a claim to the throne
    Definition
    (verb) leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily
    Synonyms : renounce , resign , vacate
    Example Sentence
    • She vacated the position when she got pregnant
    • The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds
    Definition
    (verb) relinquish possession or control over
    Synonyms : cede , deliver , surrender
    Example Sentence
    • The squatters had to surrender the building after the police moved in
    Definition
    (verb) give up or agree to forgo to the power or possession of another
    Synonyms : surrender
    Example Sentence
    • The last Taleban fighters finally surrendered
    Definition
    (verb) stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas or claims
    Synonyms : abandon
    Example Sentence
    • He abandoned the thought of asking for her hand in marriage
    • Both sides have to give up some claims in these negotiations
    Definition
    (verb) allow the other (baseball) team to score
    Synonyms : allow
    Example Sentence
    • give up a run
    Definition
    (verb) stop consuming
    Synonyms : kick
    Example Sentence
    • kick a habit
    • give up alcohol
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