Definitions for give up

Definitions for (verb) give up

Main entry: give up, abandon

Definition: stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas or claims

Usage: He abandoned the thought of asking for her hand in marriage; Both sides have to give up some claims in these negotiations

Main entry: quit, throw in, throw in the towel, drop by the wayside, drop out, fall by the wayside, chuck up the sponge, give up

Definition: give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat

Usage: In the second round, the challenger gave up

Main entry: give up, surrender

Definition: give up or agree to forgo to the power or possession of another

Usage: The last Taleban fighters finally surrendered

Main entry: give up, kick

Definition: stop consuming

Usage: kick a habit; give up alcohol

Main entry: give up, abandon

Definition: give up with the intent of never claiming again

Usage: 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

Main entry: cede, give up, surrender, deliver

Definition: relinquish possession or control over

Usage: The squatters had to surrender the building after the police moved in

Main entry: give up, throw overboard, forego, forfeit, forgo, waive

Definition: lose ( or lose the right to ( by some error, offense, or crime

Usage: you've forfeited your right to name your successor; forfeited property

Main entry: give up, free, release, relinquish, resign

Definition: part with a possession or right

Usage: I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest; resign a claim to the throne

Main entry: spare, give up, part with, dispense with

Definition: give up what is not strictly needed

Usage: he asked if they could spare one of their horses to speed his journey

Main entry: give up, resign, renounce, vacate

Definition: leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily

Usage: She vacated the position when she got pregnant; The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds

Main entry: allow, give up

Definition: allow the other (baseball) team to score

Usage: give up a run

Main entry: cease, quit, give up, stop, discontinue, lay off

Definition: put an end to a state or an activity

Usage: Quit teasing your little brother

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