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give yourself over/up to sth

verb uk phrasal verb with give   /ɡɪv/ (gave, given) us  
to spend all your time and energy doing or feeling something: After her death he gave himself over to grief.
Translations of “give yourself over/up to sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 致力於, 沉溺於, 放任自己(做某事)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 致力于, 沉溺于, 放任自己(做某事)…
(Definition of give yourself over/up to sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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