- give up what is not strictly needed
- allow the other (baseball) team to score
- part with a possession or right
- refrain from consuming
- give up with the intent of never claiming again
- put an end to a state or an activity
- leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily
- relinquish possession or control over
- lose or lose the right to by some error, offense, or crime
- stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas or claims
- give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat
- give up or agree to forgo to the power or possession of another
“The strong create opportunities, the wise seize opportunities, the weak wait for opportunities, and the foolish give up opportunities”.
She cast anchor, clued up sails, and on the deck was Captain Gaumard giving orders, and good old Penelon making signals to M. Morrel
Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. Worry, fear, self-distrust bows the heart and turns the spring back to dust.
Before she marched off, font quietly raised her fist, smiled, and offered this: "Never give up!"
"Carve But give up halfway, even a decayed piece of wood will not Break; carve without stop, even metal and stone can be engraved"
She looked up at me, her eyes brimming with gratitude. "Oh, thank you for giving me a kiss. "
"She tried to carry on as usual at first but soon had to give up and lie down, fully dressed, on the kang. "
He rose up again, however, as Jem went on, anxious to give every particular which could satisfy the bereaved father
"Or, if this be the path to a better life, as Hester would persuade me, I surely give up no fairer prospect by pursuing it!"
"If I can't cut it at work, I may as well give up now."