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give

 (gĭv)
v. gave (gāv), giv·en (gĭv′ən), giv·ing, gives
v.tr.
1. To make a present of: We gave her flowers for her birthday.
2. To place in the hands of; pass: Give me the scissors.
3.
a. To deliver in exchange or recompense; pay: gave five dollars for the book.
b. To let go for a price; sell: gave the used car away for two thousand dollars.
4.
a. To administer: give him some cough medicine.
b. To convey by a physical action: gave me a punch in the nose.
c. To inflict as punishment: was given life imprisonment for the crime.
5.
a. To bestow, especially officially; confer: The Bill of Rights gives us freedom of speech.
b. To accord or tender to another: Give him your confidence.
c. To put temporarily at the disposal of: gave them the cottage for a week.
d. To entrust to another, usually for a specified reason: gave me the keys for safekeeping.
e. To communicate, convey, or offer for conveyance: Give him my best wishes. Give us the latest news.
6.
a. To endure the loss of; sacrifice: gave her son to the war; gave her life for her country.
b. To devote or apply completely: gives herself to her work.
c. To furnish or contribute: gave their time to help others.
d. To offer in good faith; pledge: Give me your word.
7.
a. To allot as a portion or share.
b. To bestow (a name, for example).
c. To attribute (blame, for example) to someone; assign.
d. To award as due: gave us first prize.
8. To emit or utter: gave a groan; gave a muted response.
9. To submit for consideration, acceptance, or use: give an opinion; give an excuse.
10.
a. To proffer to another: gave the toddler my hand.
b. To consent to engage (oneself) in sexual intercourse with another person.
11.
a. To perform for an audience: give a recital.
b. To present to view: gave the sign to begin.
12.
a. To offer as entertainment: give a dinner party.
b. To propose as a toast.
13.
a. To be a source of; afford: His remark gave offense. Music gives her pleasure.
b. To cause to catch or be subject to (a disease or bodily condition): The draft gave me a cold.
c. To guide or direct, as by persuasion or behavior. Used with an infinitive phrase: You gave me to imagine you approved of my report.
14.
a. To yield or produce: Cows give milk.
b. To bring forth or bear: trees that give fruit.
c. To produce as a result of calculation: 5 × 12 gives 60.
15.
a. To manifest or show: gives promise of brilliance; gave evidence of tampering.
b. To carry out (a physical movement): give a wink; give a start.
16. To permit one to have or take: gave us an hour to finish.
17. To take an interest to the extent of: "My dear, I don't give a damn" (Margaret Mitchell).
v.intr.
1. To make gifts or donations: gives generously to charity.
2.
a. To yield to physical force: The sail gave during the storm.
b. To collapse from force or pressure: The roof gave under the weight of the snow.
c. To yield to change: Both sides will have to give on some issues.
3. To afford access or a view; open: The doors give onto a terrace.
4. Slang To be in progress; happen: What gives?
n.
1. Capacity or inclination to yield under pressure.
2. The quality or condition of resilience; springiness: "Fruits that have some give ... will have more juice than hard ones" (Elizabeth Schneider).
Phrasal Verbs:
give away
1. To offer or provide at no cost to the recipient: The radio station gave away six tickets to the rock concert. I bought my toddler a small bed and gave her crib away.
2. To reveal or make known: I avoid movie reviews that gives away plot twists. I stopped reading the book when my friend gave the ending away.
3. To betray.
give back
To return: gave me back my book.
give in
1. To hand in; submit: She gave in her report.
2. To cease opposition; yield.
give of
To devote or contribute: She really gave of her time to help. They give of themselves to improve the quality of education.
give off
To send forth; emit: chemical changes that give off energy.
give out
1. To allow to be known; declare publicly: gave out the bad news.
2. To send forth; emit: gave out a steady buzzing.
3. To distribute: gave out the surplus food.
4. To stop functioning; fail.
5. To become used up or exhausted; run out: Their determination finally gave out.
give over
1. To hand over; entrust.
2. To devote to a particular purpose or use: gave the day over to merrymaking.
3. To surrender (oneself) completely; abandon: finally gave myself over to grief.
4. To cause an activity to stop: ordered the combatants to give over.
give up
1. To surrender: The suspects gave themselves up. To devote (oneself) completely: gave herself up to her work.
2. To cease to do or perform: gave up their search. To desist from; stop: gave up smoking.
3. To part with; relinquish: gave up the apartment; gave up all hope.
4. To lose hope for: We had given the dog up as lost. To lose hope of seeing: We'd given you up an hour ago.
5. To admit defeat.
6. To abandon what one is doing or planning to do: gave up on writing the novel.
Idioms:
give a good account of (oneself)
To behave or perform creditably.
give birth to
1. To bear as offspring.
2. To be the origin of: a hobby that gave birth to a successful business.
give ground
To yield to a more powerful force; retreat.
give it to Informal
To punish or reprimand severely: My parents really gave it to me for coming in late.
give or take
Plus or minus a small specified amount: The chalet is close to the road, give or take a few hundred yards.
give rise to
To be the cause or origin of; bring about.
give (someone) a piece of (one's) mind
To tell someone frankly what one thinks about something, especially when angry.
give (someone) a hard time
1. To make life difficult for; harass.
2. To make fun of; tease.
give (someone) the eye
1. To look at admiringly or invitingly.
2. To look at with an expression of disapproval.
give the lie to
1. To show to be inaccurate or untrue.
2. To accuse of lying.
give up the ghost
To cease living or functioning; die.
give way
1. To retreat or withdraw.
2. To yield the right of way: gave way to an oncoming car.
3. To relinquish ascendancy or position: as day gives way slowly to night.
4. To collapse from or as if from physical pressure: The ladder gave way.
5. To yield to urging or demand; give in.
6. To abandon oneself: give way to hysteria.

[Middle English given, from Old English giefan and Old Norse gefa; see ghabh- in Indo-European roots.]

give up

vb (adverb)
1. to abandon hope (for)
2. (tr) to renounce (an activity, belief, etc): I have given up smoking.
3. (tr) to relinquish or resign from: he gave up the presidency.
4. (tr; usually reflexive) to surrender: the escaped convict gave himself up.
5. (tr) to reveal or disclose (information)
6. (intr) to admit one's defeat or inability to do something
7. (tr; often passive or reflexive) to devote completely (to): she gave herself up to caring for the sick.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.give up - lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime; "you've forfeited your right to name your successor"; "forfeited property"
abandon - forsake, leave behind; "We abandoned the old car in the empty parking lot"
lapse - let slip; "He lapsed his membership"
2.give up - give up with the intent of never claiming againgive 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"
foreswear, relinquish, renounce, quit - turn away from; give up; "I am foreswearing women forever"
3.give up - give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat; "In the second round, the challenger gave up"
4.give up - put an end to a state or an activity; "Quit teasing your little brother"
knock off, drop - stop pursuing or acting; "drop a lawsuit"; "knock it off!"
leave off - stop using; "leave off your jacket--no need to wear it here"
sign off - cease broadcasting; get off the air; as of radio stations
retire, withdraw - withdraw from active participation; "He retired from chess"
pull the plug - prevent from happening or continuing; "The government pulled the plug on spending"
close off, shut off - stem the flow of; "shut off the gas when you leave for a vacation"
cheese - used in the imperative (get away, or stop it); "Cheese it!"
call it a day, call it quits - stop doing what one is doing; "At midnight, the student decided to call it quits and closed his books"
break - give up; "break cigarette smoking"
5.give up - give up what is not strictly needed; "he asked if they could spare one of their horses to speed his journey"
give - transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody; "I gave her my money"; "can you give me lessons?"; "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care"
6.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"
hand, pass on, turn over, pass, reach, give - place into the hands or custody of; "hand me the spoon, please"; "Turn the files over to me, please"; "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers"
derequisition - release from government control
sacrifice, give - endure the loss of; "He gave his life for his children"; "I gave two sons to the war"
7.give up - leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily; "She vacated the position when she got pregnant"; "The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds"
abdicate, renounce - give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations; "The King abdicated when he married a divorcee"
leave office, step down, quit, resign - give up or retire from a position; "The Secretary of the Navy will leave office next month"; "The chairman resigned over the financial scandal"
8.give up - relinquish possession or control over; "The squatters had to surrender the building after the police moved in"
gift, present, give - give as a present; make a gift of; "What will you give her for her birthday?"
yield up - surrender, as a result of pressure or force
sell - give up for a price or reward; "She sold her principles for a successful career"
sign away, sign over - formally assign ownership of; "She signed away her rights"
9.give up - give up or agree to forgo to the power or possession of another; "The last Taleban fighters finally surrendered"
abnegate - surrender (power or a position); "The King abnegated his power to the ministers"
yield - cease opposition; stop fighting
concede - acknowledge defeat; "The candidate conceded after enough votes had come in to show that he would lose"
capitulate - surrender under agreed conditions
10.give up - stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas or claims; "He abandoned the thought of asking for her hand in marriage"; "Both sides have to give up some claims in these negotiations"
ease up, give way, move over, yield, give - move in order to make room for someone for something; "The park gave way to a supermarket"; "`Move over,' he told the crowd"
cave in, collapse, fall in, give way, founder, give, break - break down, literally or metaphorically; "The wall collapsed"; "The business collapsed"; "The dam broke"; "The roof collapsed"; "The wall gave in"; "The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice"
11.give up - allow the other (baseball) team to scoregive up - allow the other (baseball) team to score; "give up a run"
12.give up - stop consuming; "kick a habit"; "give up alcohol"
foreswear, forgo, waive, relinquish, dispense with, forego - do without or cease to hold or adhere to; "We are dispensing with formalities"; "relinquish the old ideas"

give

verb
1. To make a gift of.Also used with away:
2. To present as a gift to a charity or cause:
3. To relinquish to the possession or control of another:
4. To distribute (money) as payment:
Informal: fork out (or over) (or up), shell out.
5. To provide as a remedy:
6. To mete out by means of some action:
7. To let have as a favor, prerogative, or privilege:
8. To put in the charge of another for care, use, or performance.Also used with over:
Idiom: give in trust.
9. To devote (oneself or one's efforts):
10. To set aside or distribute as a share:
11. To produce on the stage:
12. To organize and carry out (an activity):
13. To cause (a disease) to pass to another or others:
14. To bring forth (a product):
15. To discharge material, as vapor or fumes, usually suddenly and violently:
16. To be unable to hold up:
17. To fall in:
Idiom: give way.
phrasal verb
give away
To disclose in a breach of confidence:
Informal: spill.
Archaic: discover.
phrasal verb
give back
1. To put (someone) in the possession of a prior position or office:
2. To send, put, or carry back to a former location:
phrasal verb
give forth
To discharge material, as vapor or fumes, usually suddenly and violently:
phrasal verb
give in
To cease opposition:
phrasal verb
give off
To discharge material, as vapor or fumes, usually suddenly and violently:
phrasal verb
give out
1. To discharge material, as vapor or fumes, usually suddenly and violently:
2. To cease functioning properly:
Slang: conk out.
3. To suddenly lose all health or strength:
Informal: crack up.
Slang: conk out.
Idiom: give way.
4. To lose so much strength and power as to become ineffective or motionless:
Slang: poop out.
5. To make or become no longer active or productive:
6. To prove deficient or insufficient:
phrasal verb
give over
1. To yield (oneself) unrestrainedly, as to a particular impulse:
2. To cease consideration or treatment of:
phrasal verb
give up
1. To yield (oneself) unrestrainedly, as to a particular impulse:
2. To cease trying to accomplish or continue:
Informal: swear off.
Slang: lay off.
3. To desist from, cease, or discontinue (a habit, for example):
Slang: kick.
4. To cease consideration or treatment of:
5. To lose all hope:
noun
Translations
يَتَخَلّى عن، يُقْلِع عَن، يَتَنازَل عَنيَتَوَقَّف عَنيُسَلِّم نفْسَه إلىيَعْتَبِريُقْلِعُ عَن
považovatpředatpřestatvěnovatvydat
aflevereansebrugegive afkald pågive op
luovuttaa
odustati
áldoz
afhendaátlíta/telja e-n verahætta aî notahætta viîhelga sig, nota/eyîa tíma í
やめる
포기하다
považovať za stratenézanechaťzriecť sa
ge upp
ยกเลิก
từ bỏ

give

(giv) past tense gave (geiv) : past participle ˈgiven verb
1. to cause to have. My aunt gave me a book for Christmas; Can you give me an opinion on this?
2. to produce (something). Cows give milk but horses do not; He gave a talk on his travels.
3. to yield, bend, break etc. This lock looks solid, but it will give under pressure.
4. to organize (some event etc). We're giving a party next week.
noun
the ability to yield or bend under pressure. This chair has a lot of give in it.
ˈgiven adjective
1. stated. to do a job at a given time.
2. (with to) in the habit of (doing) something. He's given to making stupid remarks.
3. taking (something) as a fact. Given that x equals three, x plus two equals five.
given name
(American) a personal or christian name.
give and take
willingness to allow someone something in return for being allowed something oneself.
give away
1. to give etc (something) to someone (eg because one no longer wants it). I'm going to give all my money away.
2. to cause or allow (information etc) to become known usually accidentally. He gave away our hiding-place (noun ˈgive-away: the lingering smell was a give-away).
give back
to return something. She gave me back the book that she borrowed last week.
give in
1. to stop fighting and admit defeat; to yield. The soldiers were outnumbered and gave in to the enemy.
2. to hand or bring (something) to someone (often a person in authority). Do we have to give in our books at the end of the lesson?
give off
to produce. That fire is giving off a lot of smoke.
give or take
allowing for the addition or subtraction of. I weigh sixty-five kilos, give or take a little (= approximately sixty-five kilos).
give out
1. to give, usually to several people. The headmaster's wife gave out the school prizes.
2. to come to an end. My patience gave out.
3. to produce. The fire gave out a lot of heat.
give rise to
to cause. This gives rise to a large number of problems.
give up
1. to stop, abandon. I must give up smoking; They gave up the search.
2. to stop using etc. You'll have to give up cigarettes; I won't give up all my hobbies for you.
3. to hand over (eg oneself or something that one has) to someone else.
4. to devote (time etc) to doing something. He gave up all his time to gardening.
5. (often with as or for) to consider (a person, thing etc) to be. You took so long to arrive that we had almost given you up (for lost).
give way
1. to stop in order to allow eg traffic to pass. Give way to traffic coming from the right.
2. to break, collapse etc under pressure. The bridge will give way any day now.
3. to agree against one's will. I have no intention of giving way to demands like that.

give up

يُقْلِعُ عَن přestat give op aufgeben εγκαταλείπω renunciar a luovuttaa abandonner odustati rinunciare やめる 포기하다 opgeven gi opp zaniechać desistir прекращать ge upp ยกเลิก vazgeçmek từ bỏ 放弃
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