Translation of give up in Spanish:

give up

dejar, v.

See Spanish definition of dejar

phrasal verb

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    • 1.1(renounce, cease from)

      (alcohol/gambling) dejar
      (pleasures/title) renunciar a
      (job/project) dejar
      (job/project) renunciar a
      (principle/belief/fight) abandonar
      (boyfriend/girlfriend) dejar informal
      (boyfriend/girlfriend) romper con informal
      (boyfriend/girlfriend) terminar con informal
      to give up -ing dejar de + inf

      • I've given up smoking/taking those vitamins
      to give up hope perder las esperanzas

    • 1.2(relinquish, hand over)

      (territory/position) ceder
      (territory/position) renunciar a
      (ticket/keys) entregar
      to give up one's seat to / for sb cederle / darle el asiento a algn
      • business was so bad that we had to give up the BMW el negocio iba tan mal que tuvimos que deshacernos del BMW

    • 1.3(surrender)

      to give oneself up entregarse
      • to give sb up to the police entregar a algn a la policía

    • 1.4(disclose)

      revelar
      desvelar
      develar Latin America

    • 1.5(devote, sacrifice)

      (time) dedicar

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    • 2.1(cease fighting, trying)

      (rebels/terrorists) rendirse
      to give up on sb
      • I've given up on them, they're hopeless
      • don't you give up on me, Sarah, I'm counting on you
      • that goddam pick-up gave up on me in the middle of nowhere
      the campaign is in its sixth week, you can't give up now! estamos en la sexta semana de la campaña ¡no vas a abandonar la lucha ahora!
      • all right, I give up, what's the answer? está bien, me rindo / me doy por vencido ¿cúal es la respuesta?

    • 2.2(stop doing sth)

      dejar

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    (abandon hope for)
    to give sb up for lost dar a algn por desaparecido
    • where on earth have you been? we'd given you up ¿dónde diablos has estado? ¡ya creíamos que no venías!
    • the doctors had given him up los médicos lo habían desahuciado
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