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English definition of “give up (sth)”

give up (sth)

phrasal verb with give     /ɡɪv/ verb (gave, given)
B2 to stop doing something before you have finished it, usually because it is too difficult: [+ -ing verb] I've given up trying to help her.Stop having or doing something
(Definition of give up (sth) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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