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Meaning of “give up” in the English Dictionary

"give up" in British English

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give up

phrasal verb with give uk   us   /ɡɪv/ verb (gave, given)
to ​stoptrying to ​guess: You'll never ​guess the ​answer - do you give up? I give up - how many were there?

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(Definition of give up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"give up" in Business English

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give up

phrasal verb with give uk   us   /ɡɪv/ verb [I or T] (past tense gave, past participle given)
to ​stoptrying to do something before you have ​finished, usually because it is too difficult: She has a ​struggletrying to persuade the ​board to ​accept her ​proposal, but she's ​determined not to give up.
(Definition of give up from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “give up”
in Chinese (Simplified) 放弃猜测, 认输…
in Turkish cevabını aramaktan vazgeçmek, çözmekten vazgeçmek…
in Russian сдаваться…
in Chinese (Traditional) 放棄猜測, 認輸…
in Polish poddać się, zrezygnować…
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