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Overview of verb give_up

The verb give up has 12 senses


  • forfeit, give up, throw overboard, waive, forgo, forego -- (lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime; "you've forfeited your right to name your successor"; "forfeited property")

  • abandon, give up -- (give up with the intent of never claiming again; "Abandon your life to God"; "She gave up her children to her ex-husband when she moved to Tahiti"; "We gave the drowning victim up for dead")

  • drop out, give up, fall by the wayside, drop by the wayside, throw in, throw in the towel, quit, chuck up the sponge -- (give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat; "In the second round, the challenger gave up")

  • discontinue, stop, cease, give up, quit, lay off -- (put an end to a state or an activity; "Quit teasing your little brother")

  • spare, give up, part with, dispense with -- (give up what is not strictly needed; "he asked if they could spare one of their horses to speed his journey")

  • release, relinquish, resign, free, give up -- (part with a possession or right; "I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest"; "resign a claim to the throne")

  • vacate, resign, renounce, give up -- (leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily; "She vacated the position when she got pregnant"; "The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds")

  • surrender, cede, deliver, give up -- (relinquish possession or control over; "The squatters had to surrender the building after the police moved in")

  • surrender, give up -- (give up or agree to forgo to the power or possession of another; "The last Taleban fighters finally surrendered")

  • abandon, give up -- (stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas or claims; "He abandoned the thought of asking for her hand in marriage"; "Both sides have to give up some claims in these negotiations")

  • give up, allow -- (allow the other (baseball) team to score; "give up a run")

  • kick, give up -- (stop consuming; "kick a habit"; "give up alcohol")