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give (sth) up

phrasal verb with give uk   /ɡɪv/  us   /ɡɪv/ verb (gave, given)
B1 If you give up a ​habit, such as ​smoking, or something such as ​alcohol, you ​stop doing it or using it: [+ -ing verb] I gave up smoking two ​years ago. Don't ​offer him a ​cigarette, he's ​trying to give it up.

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give sth up

phrasal verb with give uk   /ɡɪv/  us   /ɡɪv/ verb (gave, given)
B1 to ​stop doing a ​regularactivity or ​job: [+ -ing verb] He's given up driving since his ​illness. We're going to give up ​oursportsclubmembership after this ​year.
give it up for sb
used to ​askpeople to ​claptheirhands to show ​theirenjoyment or ​approval of a ​performance: Ladies and ​gentlemen, will you give it up for Danny Jones.

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