give up

Primary Meanings of give up

1.
v
give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat
2.
v
put an end to a state or an activity
3.
v
allow the other (baseball) team to score
Full Definitions of give up
1

v give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat

“In the second round, the challenger gave up
Synonyms:
chuck up the sponge, drop by the wayside, drop out, fall by the wayside, quit, throw in, throw in the towel
Antonyms:
enter, participate
become a participant; be involved in

v lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime

Synonyms:
forego, forfeit, forgo, throw overboard, waive
Antonyms:
arrogate, claim, lay claim
demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to
claim, take
lay claim to; as of an idea
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Types:
lapse
let slip
Type of:
abandon
forsake, leave behind

v give up or agree to forgo to the power or possession of another

Synonyms:
surrender
Antonyms:
hold out, resist, stand firm, withstand
stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
Types:
abnegate
surrender (power or a position)
concede
acknowledge defeat
capitulate
surrender under agreed conditions
Type of:
yield
cease opposition; stop fighting

v give up with the intent of never claiming again

“She gave up her children to her ex-husband when she moved to Tahiti”
Synonyms:
abandon
Types:
foreswear, quit, relinquish, renounce
turn away from; give up
disclaim
renounce a legal claim or title to

v relinquish possession or control over

Synonyms:
cede, deliver, surrender
Types:
yield up
surrender, as a result of pressure or force
sell
give up for a price or reward
sign away, sign over
formally assign ownership of
Type of:
gift, give, present
give as a present; make a gift of

v part with a possession or right

Synonyms:
free, release, relinquish, resign
Types:
derequisition
release from government control
give, sacrifice
endure the loss of
Type of:
give, hand, pass, pass on, reach, turn over
place into the hands or custody of

v leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily

Synonyms:
renounce, resign, vacate
Types:
abdicate, renounce
give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations
Type of:
leave office, quit, resign, step down
give up or retire from a position
2

v put an end to a state or an activity

Synonyms:
cease, discontinue, lay off, quit, stop
Antonyms:
bear on, carry on, continue, preserve, uphold
keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last
continue, go forward, proceed
move ahead; travel onward in time or space
continue, go along, go on, keep, proceed
continue a certain state, condition, or activity
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Types:
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drop, knock off
stop pursuing or acting
leave off
stop using
sign off
cease broadcasting; get off the air; as of radio stations
retire, withdraw
withdraw from active participation
pull the plug
prevent from happening or continuing
close off, shut off
stem the flow of
cheese
used in the imperative (get away, or stop it)
call it a day, call it quits
stop doing what one is doing
break
give up
nol.pros., nolle pros, nolle prosequi
drop prosecution of by entering a nolle prosequi in the court records
drop out
withdraw from established society, especially because of disillusion with conventional values

v stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas or claims

“Both sides have to give up some claims in these negotiations”
Synonyms:
abandon
ease up, give, give way, move over, yield
move in order to make room for someone for something
break, cave in, collapse, fall in, founder, give, give way
break down, literally or metaphorically

v give up what is not strictly needed

Synonyms:
dispense with, part with, spare
Type of:
give
transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody

v stop consuming

give up alcohol”
Synonyms:
kick
Type of:
dispense with, forego, foreswear, forgo, relinquish, waive
do without or cease to hold or adhere to
3

v allow the other (baseball) team to score

give up a run”
Synonyms:
allow

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