give sb up Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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give sb up

phrasal verb with give uk   us   /ɡɪv/ verb (gave, given)


to ​stop having a ​friendship with someone: She ​seems to have given up all her ​oldfriends.


(also give up on sb) to ​stopexpecting that someone will ​arrive: I've been ​waitinghalf an ​hour - I'd ​almost given up on you.
give sb up for dead (also give up on sb) to ​think that someone is ​certain to ​die or to be ​dead: The ​doctors had ​virtually given her up for ​dead, but she ​eventuallyrecovered. After a three-day ​search on the ​mountain, they gave him up for ​dead.
(Definition of give sb up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “give sb up”
in Chinese (Simplified) 绝交, 与(某人)绝交, 不再与(某人)交往…
in Chinese (Traditional) 絕交, 與(某人)絕交, 不再與(某人)交往…
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