Definition of give up
- forced to give up his job
- refused to give up her efforts
- gave himself up to despair
- we'd given you up
- don't give up on the project
was in so much debt he had to give up his house and move into a cheaper apartment
I hope you won't give up playing the piano.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'give up.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
What made you want to look up give up? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).