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English definition of “relinquish”

relinquish

verb [T] uk   /rɪˈlɪŋ.kwɪʃ/ formal us  
to give up something such as a responsibility or claim: He has relinquished his claim to the throne. She relinquished control of the family investments to her son.Stop having or doing something to unwillingly stop holding or keeping something: She relinquished her hold/grip on the steering wheel.Falling and droppingMoving downwards
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