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give up
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  • stop consuming
    • kick a habit
    • give up alcohol
  • allow the other (baseball) team to score
    • give up a run
  • 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
  • give up or agree to forgo to the power or possession of another
    • The last Taleban fighters finally surrendered
  • relinquish possession or control over
    • The squatters had to surrender the building after the police moved in
  • 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
  • part with a possession or right
    • I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest
    • resign a claim to the throne
  • give up what is not strictly needed
    • he asked if they could spare one of their horses to speed his journey
  • put an end to a state or an activity
    • Quit teasing your little brother
  • give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat
    • In the second round, the challenger gave 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
  • lose ( or lose the right to ( by some error, offense, or crime
    • you've forfeited your right to name your successor
    • forfeited property
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