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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 regular activity or job: [+ -ing verb] He's given up driving since his illness. We're going to give up our sports club membership after this year.
give it up for sb
used to ask people to clap their hands to show their enjoyment or approval of a performance: Ladies and gentlemen, will you give it up for Danny Jones.

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in Chinese (Simplified) 戒除…
in Chinese (Traditional) 戒除…
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“give (sth) up” in British English

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