give (something) up as a bad job

Definition of give (something) up as a bad job

  1. :  to stop trying to do something because it cannot be done I tried my best to persuade him, but in the end I gave it up as a bad job.

Word by Word Definitions

giveplay
  1. :  to make a present of

    :  to grant or bestow by formal action

    :  to accord or yield to another

  1. :  capacity or tendency to yield to force or strain :  flexibility

    :  the ability of a material to bend or stretch

somethingplay
  1. :  some indeterminate or unspecified thing

    :  a person or thing of consequence

    :  one having more or less the character, qualities, or nature of something different

  1. :  in some degree :  somewhat

    : used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

  1. :  in or into a higher position or level

    :  away from the center of the earth

    :  from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  1. :  risen above the horizon

    :  standing

    :  being out of bed

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

    :  up into or in the

    :  in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. :  one in a high or advantageous position

    :  an upward slope

    :  a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. :  to rise from a lying or sitting position

    :  to move upward :  ascend

    : used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated

  1. :  failing to reach an acceptable standard :  poor

    :  unfavorable

    :  not fresh :  spoiled

  1. :  something that is bad

    :  an evil or unhappy state

    :  fault

  1. :  badly

  1. :  a piece of work

    :  a small miscellaneous piece of work undertaken on order at a stated rate

    :  the object or material on which work is being done

  1. :  to do odd or occasional pieces of work for hire

    :  to carry on public business for private gain

    :  to carry on the business of a middleman or wholesaler

  1. :  that is for hire for a given service or period

    :  used in, engaged in, or done as job work

    :  of or relating to a job or to employment


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