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give up

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1 to give (something) over to the control or possession of another usually under duress
  • He 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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hang it up, have done (with)

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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 reluctantly decided to give up.
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4 to give (oneself) over to something especially unrestrainedly
  • She gave herself up completely to her work.
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