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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 , you win.

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