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give up

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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