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give up
     v 1: lose or lose the right to by some error, offense, or crime
          [syn: {forfeit}, {throw overboard}, {waive}, {forgo}]
          [ant: {claim}]
     2: give up with the intent of never claiming again; "Abandon
        your life to God"; "She gave up her children to her
        ex-husband when she moved to Tahiti"; "We gave the
        drowning victim up for dead" [syn: {abandon}]
     3: give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat;
        "In the second round, the challenger gave up" [syn: {drop
        out}, {fall by the wayside}, {drop by the wayside}, {throw
        in}, {throw in the towel}, {quit}, {chuck up the sponge}]
        [ant: {enter}]
     4: put an end to a state or an activity; "Quit teasing your
        little brother" [syn: {discontinue}, {stop}, {cease}, {quit},
         {lay off}] [ant: {continue}]
     5: give up what is not strictly needed; "he asked if they could
        spare one of their horses to speed his journey" [syn: {spare},
         {part with}, {dispense with}]
     6: part with a possession or right; "I am relinquishing my
        bedroom to the long-term house guest"; "resign a claim to
        the throne" [syn: {release}, {relinquish}, {resign}, {free}]
     7: leave (a job, post, post, or position) voluntarily; "She
        vacated the position when she got pregnant"; "The chairman
        resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds"
        [syn: {vacate}, {resign}, {renounce}]
     8: relinquish possession or control over; "The squatters had to
        surrender the building after the police moved in" [syn: {surrender},
         {cede}, {deliver}]
     9: give up or agree to forego to the power or possession of
        another; "The last Taleban fighters finally surrendered"
        [syn: {surrender}] [ant: {resist}]
     10: stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas, claims, etc.;
         "He abandoned the thought of asking for her hand in
         marriage"; "Both sides have to give up some calims in
         these negociations" [syn: {abandon}]
     11: allow the other (baseball) team to score; "give up a run"
         [syn: {allow}]
     12: refrain from consuming; "You will have to forgo alcohol"
         [syn: {forgo}]
Source: WordNet® 2.0

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