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give up

 
Verb give up has 12 senses
  1. forfeit, give up, throw overboard, waive, forgo - lose or lose the right to by some error, offense, or crime
    --1 is one way to abandon
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. 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"
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  3. 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"
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
    => Somebody ----s something
  4. discontinue, stop, cease, give up, quit, lay off - put an end to a state or an activity; "Quit teasing your little brother"
    Sample sentence:
    They give up moving
  5. 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"
    --5 is one way to give
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  6. 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"
    --6 is one way to pass, hand, reach, pass on, turn over, give
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
  7. vacate, resign, renounce, give up - leave (a job, post, post, or position) voluntarily; "She vacated the position when she got pregnant"; "The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds"
    --7 is one way to leave office, quit, step down, resign
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  8. surrender, cede, deliver, give up - relinquish possession or control over; "The squatters had to surrender the building after the police moved in"
    --8 is one way to give, gift, present
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
  9. surrender, give up - give up or agree to forego to the power or possession of another; "The last Taleban fighters finally surrendered"
    --9 is one way to yield
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
  10. abandon, give up - stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas, claims, etc.; "He abandoned the thought of asking for her hand in marriage"; "Both sides have to give up some calims in these negociations"
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  11. give up, allow - allow the other (baseball) team to score; "give up a run"
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  12. forgo, give up - refrain from consuming; "You will have to forgo alcohol"
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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