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give over

verb

Definition of give over

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  cease

  3. 2 :  entrust

  4. 3 a :  to yield without restraint or control :  abandon <gave themselves over to laughter> b :  to set apart for a particular purpose or use

  5. 4 archaic :  to pronounce incurable

  6. intransitive verb
  7. British :  to cease an activity :  stop <told him to give over and let me alone — Brendan Behan>



Examples of give over

  1. <his wife suggested that he give over working such long hours if it was making him so unhappy>

  2. <gave over his entire savings to an investor>



14th Century

First Known Use of give over

14th century


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