give up on (someone or something)
Definition of give up on (someone or something)
1 : to stop trying to improve the condition of (someone) He has gotten in trouble many times, but his parents have never given up on him. Please don't give up on me. I promise I'll do better.
2 : to stop having hope of seeing (someone) We'd given up on you hours ago!
3 : to stop trying to do or achieve (something) They have given up on their plan to build a new factory. She hasn't given up on trying to convince her husband to buy a new car.
Word by Word Definitions
: to make a present of
: to grant or bestow by formal action
: to accord or yield to another
: capacity or tendency to yield to force or strain : flexibility
: the ability of a material to bend or stretch
: in or into a higher position or level
: away from the center of the earth
: from beneath the ground or water to the surface
: risen above the horizon
: being out of bed
: 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
: one in a high or advantageous position
: an upward slope
: a period or state of prosperity or success
: 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
: some person : somebody
: some indeterminate or unspecified thing
: a person or thing of consequence
: one having more or less the character, qualities, or nature of something different
: in some degree : somewhat
: used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective
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