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give up

phrasal verb with give uk   us   /ɡɪv/ verb (gave, given)
to stop trying to guess: You'll never guess the answer - do you give up? I give up - how many were there?
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in Chinese (Traditional) 放棄猜測, 認輸…
in Russian сдаваться…
in Turkish cevabını aramaktan vazgeçmek, çözmekten vazgeçmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 放弃猜测, 认输…
in Polish poddać się, zrezygnować…
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