give over

verb

Definition of give over

transitive verb
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
intransitive verb
British :to cease an activity :stop
  • told him to give over and let me alone
  • —Brendan Behan

Examples of give over in a Sentence

  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

First Known Use of give over

14th century



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