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English definition of “give over”

give over

UK old-fashioned informal
verb uk phrasal verb with give   /ɡɪv/ (gave, given) us  
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 pretending you're still a teenager.Causing something to endComing to an end
(Definition of give over phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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