Definition of give over
1 : cease
2 : entrust
3 a : to yield without restraint or control : abandon <gave themselves over to laughter> b : to set apart for a particular purpose or use
4 archaic : to pronounce incurable
British : to cease an activity : stop <told him to give over and let me alone — Brendan Behan>
Examples of give over
<his wife suggested that he give over working such long hours if it was making him so unhappy>
<gave over his entire savings to an investor>
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Rhymes with give over
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