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  Definition of give up
  1. stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas, claims, etc.; "He abandoned the thought of asking for her hand in marriage"; "Both sides have to give up some calims in these negociations"
  2. give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat; "In the second round, the challenger gave up"
  3. give up or agree to forego to the power or possession of another; "The last Taleban fighters finally surrendered"
  4. refrain from consuming; "You will have to forgo alcohol"
  5. give up with the intent of never claiming again; "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"
  6. relinquish possession or control over; "The squatters had to surrender the building after the police moved in"
  7. lose or lose the right to by some error, offense, or crime
  8. part with a possession or right; "I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest"; "resign a claim to the throne"
  9. give up what is not strictly needed; "he asked if they could spare one of their horses to speed his journey"
  10. leave (a job, post, post, or position) voluntarily; "She vacated the position when she got pregnant"; "The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds"
  11. allow the other (baseball) team to score; "give up a run"
  12. put an end to a state or an activity; "Quit teasing your little brother"
Similar Words: abandon, drop out, fall by the wayside, drop by the wayside, throw in, throw in the towel, quit, chuck up the sponge, surrender, forgo, cede, deliver, forfeit, throw overboard, waive, release, relinquish, resign, free, spare, part with, dispense with, vacate, renounce, allow, discontinue, stop, cease, lay off

 

Hyponyms: concede, capitulate, kick, foreswear, renounce, quit, relinquish, yield up, sell, sign away, sign over, lapse, derequisition, sacrifice, give, abdicate, drop, knock off, leave off, sign off, retire, withdraw, pull the plug, shut off, close off, cheese, call it quits, call it a day, break

 

Grouped Verbs: collapse, fall in, cave in, give, give way, break, founder, move over, ease up, yield

 

Entailments: abstain, refrain, desist

 

Derivational Morphology: abandonment, forsaking, desertion, quitter, capitulation, fall, surrender, giving up, yielding, surrenderer, yielder, renunciation, forgoing, forswearing, cession, ceding, release, waiver, discharge, forfeit, forfeiture, sacrifice, relinquishment, relinquishing, acquittance, resignation, cessation, surcease, cease, stop, stopover, layover, stoppage, halt, discontinuance, discontinuation

 

 
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