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English definition of “give over”

give over

UK old-fashioned informal phrasal verb with give     /ɡɪv/ verb (gave, given)
to stop doing something, usually something annoying : Oh (do) give over (= stop complaining ), it's not my fault ! [+ -ing verb] It's time you gave over pretend ing you're still a teenager .Causing something to endComing to an end
(Definition of give over from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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