HyperDic: give_up

English > 12 senses of the expression give up:
VERBpossessiongive up, forfeit, throw overboard, waive, forgo, foregolose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime
possessiongive up, abandongive up with the intent of never / never claiming again
competitiongive up, drop out, fall by the wayside, drop by the wayside, throw in, throw in the towel, quit, chuck up the spongegive up in the face of defeat of lacking hope
stativegive up, discontinue, stop, cease, quit, lay offput an end to a state or an activity
possessiongive up, spare, part with, dispense withgive up what is not strictly needed
possessiongive up, release, relinquish, resign, freepart with a possession or right
socialgive up, vacate, resign, renounceleave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily
possessiongive up, surrender, cede, deliverrelinquish possession or control over
competitiongive up, surrendergive up or agree to forgo to the power or possession of another
cognitiongive up, abandonstop maintaining or insisting on
socialgive up, allowallow the other (baseball) team to score
consumptiongive up, kickstop consuming
English > give up: 12 senses > verb 1, possession
MeaningLose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsforfeit, throw overboard, waive, forgo, forego
NarrowerlapseLet slip
Broaderabandonforsake, leave behind
Oppositeclaim, lay claim, arrogatedemand as being one's due or property
Spanishperder, prescindir, privarse, renunciar
Catalanabstenir-se, estar-se, passar-se, perdre, privar-se, renunciar
English > give up: 12 senses > verb 2, possession
MeaningGive up with the intent of never / never claiming again.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymabandon
Narrowerforeswear, renounce, quit, relinquishturn away from
Spanishabandonar, rendirse
Catalanabandonar, rendir-se
English > give up: 12 senses > verb 3, competition
MeaningGive up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsdrop out, fall by the wayside, drop by the wayside, throw in, throw in the towel, quit, chuck up the sponge
Oppositeenter, participateBecome a participant
Spanishabandonar, arrojar la toalla, dejar, desistir, rendirse, retirarse, tirar la toalla
Catalanabandonar, deixar, desistir, llençar la tovallola, rendir-se, retirar-se
English > give up: 12 senses > verb 4, stative
Meaningput an end to a state or an activity.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s VERB-ing
ModelThey give up moving
Synonymsdiscontinue, stop, cease, quit, lay off
NarrowerbreakGive up
call it quits, call it a daystop doing what one is doing
cheeseUsed in the imperative (get away, or stop it)
drop, knock offstop pursuing or acting
leave offstop using
pull the plugprevent from happening or continuing
retire, withdrawWithdraw from active participation
shut off, close offstem the flow of
sign offCease broadcasting
Oppositecontinue, uphold, carry on, bear on, preserveKeep or maintain in unaltered condition
Spanishacabar, cesar, dejar, descatalogar, descontinuar, discontinuar, parar, terminar
Catalanaturar, cessar, deixar, descatalogar, discontinuar, finalitzar, parar
English > give up: 12 senses > verb 5, possession
MeaningGive up what is not strictly needed.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsspare, part with, dispense with
Broadergivetransfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody
Spanishdeshacerse de, prescindir de
Catalanestar-se'n, prescindir de
English > give up: 12 senses > verb 6, possession
MeaningPart with a possession or right.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
Synonymsrelease, relinquish, resign, free
NarrowerderequisitionRelease from government control
sacrifice, giveendure the loss of
Broaderpass, hand, reach, pass on, turn over, giveplace into the hands or custody of
Spanishliberar, renunciar
Catalanalliberar, deslliurar, renunciar
English > give up: 12 senses > verb 7, social
MeaningLeave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsvacate, resign, renounce
Narrowerabdicate, renounceGive up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations
Broaderleave office, quit, step down, resignGive up or retire from a position
Spanishdimitir, renegar, renunciar, resignar
Catalandimitir, renegar, renunciar
English > give up: 12 senses > verb 8, possession
Meaningrelinquish possession or control over.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
Synonymssurrender, cede, deliver
NarrowersellGive up for a price or reward
sign away, sign overformally assign ownership of
yield upsurrender, as a result of pressure or force
Broadergive, gift, presentGive as a present
Spanishceder, despachar, entregar, librar, rendir
Catalancedir, despatxar, entregar, lliurar, rendir, trametre
English > give up: 12 senses > verb 9, competition
MeaningGive up or agree to forgo to the power or possession of another.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
Synonymsurrender
Entailed bysubmitYield to the control of another
NarrowerabnegateSurrender (power or a position)
capitulatesurrender under agreed conditions
concedeAcknowledge defeat
BroaderyieldCease opposition
Oppositeresist, hold out, withstand, stand firmstand up or offer resistance / resistance to somebody or something
Spanishabandonar, desistir, entregar, rendir
Catalanrendir
English > give up: 12 senses > verb 10, cognition
Meaningstop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas or claims.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "Both sides have to give up some claims in these negotiations"
Synonymabandon
Narrowersell outGive information that compromises others
Similar tocollapse, fall in, cave in, give, give way, break, founderbreak down, literally or metaphorically
move over, give way, give, ease up, yieldMove in order to make room for someone for something
Spanishabandonar, renunciar
Catalanabandonar, renunciar
English > give up: 12 senses > verb 11, social
MeaningAllow the other (baseball) team to score.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"give up a run"
Synonymallow
English > give up: 12 senses > verb 12, consumption
Meaningstop consuming.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s VERB-ing
Example "give up alcohol"
Synonymkick
Broaderwaive, relinquish, forgo, forego, foreswear, dispense withDo without or cease to hold or adhere to
Spanishabandonar, dejar

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