Definition of give up in English:

give up

phrasal verb

  • Cease making an effort; admit defeat.

    ‘he wasn't the kind of man to give up easily’
    • ‘It's not like you to give up so easily on an assignment so early after starting school.’
    • ‘She says that it would be impossible to give up now after all the money and the effort.’
    • ‘As long as I don't think about it as giving up, it doesn't seem to be a problem.’
    • ‘They may have a setback with a third of the group leaving, but they showed no signs of giving up.’
    • ‘I see the same spirit in my daughter and now because of her there is no question of giving up.’
    • ‘I did think about giving up all together, but what little writing I do now focuses the mind.’
    • ‘England is famous for never giving up so why should we do it after a draw against Sweden?’
    • ‘Right now, giving up, and not throwing any money away, looks like the wiser option.’
    • ‘So we drove around the oval for a while before giving up and making a call to the restaurant.’
    • ‘Club members are bitter about the council's treatment but they are not giving up.’
    admit defeat, concede defeat, stop trying, call it a day, give in, surrender, capitulate, be beaten
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