Bedeutung von “give up something” im Essential American English Dictionary

give up something

phrasal verb with give us /ɡɪv/ verb present participle giving, past tense gave, past participle given

B1 If you give up something bad, such as smoking, you stop doing it or having it:

I gave up drinking two years ago.

B1 to stop doing an activity or piece of work before you have completed it, usually because it is too difficult:

I gave up trying to help her.

B1 to stop doing a regular activity or job:

Are you going to give up work when you have your baby?

(Definition von “give up something” aus dem Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)