Complete Definition of "give up"

English

Verb
en-verb|inf=to give up|gives up|giving up|gave up|given up

  1. transitive to surrender

#: He was surrounded, so gave himself up.
#: His friends gave him up to the police.

  1. transitive to stop or desist; to quit

#: They gave up the search when it got dark.

  1. transitive to relinquish

#: He gave up his seat to an old man.

  1. transitive to lose hope

#: They gave him up for dead.

  1. transitive to abandon

#: I gave up my faith years ago.

  1. intransitive to admit defeat

#: OK, I give up, you win.

Category:English phrasal verbs

Translations
rfc-level|Translations at L3+ (AutoFormat? would have corrected level of Translations)
trans-top|surrender
Czech: vzdát se (oneself), vydat (somene else)
Finnish: antautua
Polish: poddaÄ siÄ
Portuguese: render-se
trans-mid
Russian: ÑдаваÑÑÑÑ (sdavát's'a) impf, ÑдаÑÑÑÑ (sdát's'a) pf intrans.; ÑдаваÑÑ (sdavát') impf, ÑдаÑÑ (sdat') pf trans.; вÑдаваÑÑ (vydavát') impf, вÑдаÑÑ (výdat') pf trans.;
Swedish: ge upp
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trans-top|desist
Finnish: lopettaa
Polish: zrezygnowaÄ, zaprzestaÄ
Portuguese: desistir
trans-mid
Russian: бÑоÑаÑÑ brosát') impf, бÑоÑиÑÑ (brósit') pf the habit; пÑекÑаÑаÑÑ (pr'ekraÅ¡'át') impf, пÑекÑаÑиÑÑ (pr'ekratít') pf
Swedish: ge upp, överge
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trans-top|relinquish
Finnish: luovuttaa
Polish: oddaÄ
Portuguese: renunciar a
trans-mid
Russian: ÑÑÑÑпаÑÑ (ustupát') impf, ÑÑÑÑпиÑÑ (ustupít') pf
Swedish: lämna ifrån sig
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trans-top|lose hope
Portuguese: perder as esperanças
trans-mid
Russian: оÑÑавлÑÑÑ (ostavl'át') impf, оÑÑавиÑÑ (ostívit') pf
Swedish: ge upp
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trans-top|abandon
Finnish: hylätä
Polish: porzuciÄ
Portuguese: abandonar
trans-mid
Swedish: överge
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trans-top|admit defeat
Finnish: luovuttaa
Polish: poddaÄ siÄ
Portuguese: desistir
trans-mid
Russian: ÑдаваÑÑÑÑ (sdavát's'a) impf, ÑдаÑÑÑÑ (sdát's'a) pf
Swedish: ge upp, ge sig
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et:give up
fr:give up
io:give up
it:give up
pt:give up
zh:give up

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