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give up sth

phrasal verb with give uk   /ɡɪv/  us   /ɡɪv/ verb (gave, given)
to ​stopowning and using something: They were ​forced to give up ​theirhome because they couldn't ​pay the ​mortgage.
give up hope
to ​stophoping that a ​particular thing will ​happen: We still haven't given up ​hope offinding her ​alive.

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give up (sth)

phrasal verb with give uk   /ɡɪv/  us   /ɡɪv/ verb (gave, given)
B2 to ​stop doing something before you have ​finished it, usually because it is too ​difficult: [+ -ing verb] I've given up ​trying to ​help her.

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