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give up sth

phrasal verb with give
 
 
/ɡɪv/ verb ( past tense gave, past participle given)
B1 to stop doing a regular activity or job: Are you going to give up work when you have your baby?Stop having or doing something
(Definition of give up sth phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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