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English definition of “give (sth) up”

give (sth) up

phrasal verb with give     /ɡɪv/ verb (gave, given)
B1 If you give up a habit , such as smoking , or something such as alcohol , you stop doing it or using it: [+ -ing verb] I gave up smok ing two years ago. Don't offer him a cigarette , he's trying to give up.Abstaining and refraining
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