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gave up

verb , past tense of give up

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1 to give (something) over to the control or possession of another usually under duress
  • was in so much debt he had to give up his house and move into a cheaper apartment
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2 to stop doing (something) permanently
  • I hope you won't give up playing the piano
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3 to yield to the control or power of enemy forces
  • with the prospect of a renewed enemy attack, the regiment decided to simply give up
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4 to give (oneself) over to something especially unrestrainedly
  • even in the darkest days of her troubled marriage, she refused to give herself up to feelings of utter hopelessness
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