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resign

verb [I or T] uk   /rɪˈzaɪn/ us  
B2 to give up a job or position by telling your employer that you are leaving: He resigned from the company in order to take a more challenging job. She resigned as director. She resigned the directorship. In the game of chess, you resign when you cannot see any way to avoid being beaten: Timman resigned a hopeless position. After she had taken my rook, there was nothing I could really do except resign.
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