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gives up

verb
present tense third-person singular 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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“Gives up.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/gives%20up. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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