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My greatest point is my persistence. I never give up in a match. However down I am, I fight until the last ball. My list of matches shows that I have turned a great many so-called irretrievable defeats into victories.
Bjorn Borg

Meaning of "give up" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GIVE UP

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GIVE UP

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Give up is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb give up in English.

WHAT DOES GIVE UP MEAN IN ENGLISH?

give up

Give Up

Give Up is an album by electronic pop duo The Postal Service. Released on February 19, 2003, it was the second Sub Pop Records release to receive platinum certification, and was Sub Pop's best selling album since Nirvana's Bleach. The album peaked at #114 on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart in its initial release; the 2013 tenth-anniversary reissue of the album peaked at #45 in April 2013. As of January 2013, the album had sold 1.07 million copies. The band began as a side project between electronic music artist Jimmy Tamborello and Death Cab for Cutie's vocalist Ben Gibbard. They had previously worked together for a track on Dntel's album Life Is Full of Possibilities. The album was generally well received, and critics commented on its throwbacks to the eighties new wave genre.

Definition of give up in the English dictionary

The first definition of give up in the dictionary is to abandon hope. Other definition of give up is to renounce. Give up is also to relinquish or resign from.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO GIVE UP

PRESENT

Present
I give up
you give up
he/she/it gives up
we give up
you give up
they give up
Present continuous
I am giving up
you are giving up
he/she/it is giving up
we are giving up
you are giving up
they are giving up
Present perfect
I have given up
you have given up
he/she/it has given up
we have given up
you have given up
they have given up
Present perfect continuous
I have been giving up
you have been giving up
he/she/it has been giving up
we have been giving up
you have been giving up
they have been giving up
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I gave up
you gave up
he/she/it gave up
we gave up
you gave up
they gave up
Past continuous
I was giving up
you were giving up
he/she/it was giving up
we were giving up
you were giving up
they were giving up
Past perfect
I had given up
you had given up
he/she/it had given up
we had given up
you had given up
they had given up
Past perfect continuous
I had been giving up
you had been giving up
he/she/it had been giving up
we had been giving up
you had been giving up
they had been giving up
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will give up
you will give up
he/she/it will give up
we will give up
you will give up
they will give up
Future continuous
I will be giving up
you will be giving up
he/she/it will be giving up
we will be giving up
you will be giving up
they will be giving up
Future perfect
I will have given up
you will have given up
he/she/it will have given up
we will have given up
you will have given up
they will have given up
Future perfect continuous
I will have been giving up
you will have been giving up
he/she/it will have been giving up
we will have been giving up
you will have been giving up
they will have been giving up
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would give up
you would give up
he/she/it would give up
we would give up
you would give up
they would give up
Conditional continuous
I would be giving up
you would be giving up
he/she/it would be giving up
we would be giving up
you would be giving up
they would be giving up
Conditional perfect
I would have give up
you would have give up
he/she/it would have give up
we would have give up
you would have give up
they would have give up
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been giving up
you would have been giving up
he/she/it would have been giving up
we would have been giving up
you would have been giving up
they would have been giving up
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you give up
we let´s give up
you give up
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to give up
Past participle
given up
Present Participle
giving up
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GIVE UP

give someone the benefit of the doubt
give someone the best
give someone the bird
give someone the cold shoulder
give someone the dingbats
give someone the flick
give someone the slip
give something a miss
give something a whirl
give something houseroom
give suck to
give the devil his due
give the game away
give the lie to
give them heaps
give to the world
give up the ghost
give vent to
give way
give way to

WORDS THAT END LIKE GIVE UP

be made up
carve up
change up
come up
double up
have up
lace up
live up
measure up
pile up
shake up
shape up
size up
spruce up
sunny-side up
take up
tie up
tune up
use up
write up

Synonyms and antonyms of give up in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «GIVE UP»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «give up» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of give up

Translation of «give up» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GIVE UP

Find out the translation of give up to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of give up from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «give up» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

放弃
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

renunciar a
570 millions of speakers

English

give up
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

छोड़ दो
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يُقْلِعُ عَن
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

прекращать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

desistir
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ছেড়ে দাও
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

abandonner
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Menyerah kalah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

aufgeben
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

やめる
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

포기하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nyerah
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

từ bỏ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விட்டுவிடு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

हार मानणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Pes etmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

rinunciare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zaniechać
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

припиняти
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a renunța la
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εγκαταλείπω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gee
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ge upp
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gi opp
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of give up

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GIVE UP»

The term «give up» is very widely used and occupies the 9.368 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GIVE UP» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about give up

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10 QUOTES WITH «GIVE UP»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word give up.
1
Woody Allen
You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred.
2
Heston Blumenthal
It was not easy with a newborn, asking your wife to give up the family home and your security.
3
Bodhidharma
To give up yourself without regret is the greatest charity.
4
Bjorn Borg
My greatest point is my persistence. I never give up in a match. However down I am, I fight until the last ball. My list of matches shows that I have turned a great many so-called irretrievable defeats into victories.
5
Barbara Broccoli
Never give up, have the passion. Don't be afraid.
6
Parvesh Cheena
My big downfall is deep-dish pizza from Chicago. That is why I can't go vegan - I can't give up cheese. I can't give up dairy.
7
Alice Cooper
My fastest time in high school was a 4:29 mile. I think cross-country has something to do with my longevity in my business. When you're in an eight-mile race, you never give up.
8
Neil Diamond
When I need my wife or when I need companionship or someone to talk to, I need it, like, now. So my wife will have to give up whatever she's doing at that moment to tend to my needs. And, in the same way, I would tend to hers. That's not such an easy thing to do.
9
Lindsay Duncan
I would rather give up acting than become world famous, because I think you pay a very high price. Writing and putting new plays out into the world has informed what I do, and I've had a lot more freedom to play really interesting parts.
10
Friedrich Engels
Everything must justify its existence before the judgment seat of Reason, or give up existence.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GIVE UP»

Discover the use of give up in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to give up and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Never Give Up: Relentless Determination to Overcome Life's ...
' Never Give Up is classic Joyce Meyer: empowering, motivational, understanding and human.
Joyce Meyer, 2009
2
Give Up Something Bad for Lent: A Lenten Study for Adults
Wrap your arms around the "Good News" for Lent.
James W. Moore, 2012
3
Just Give Up: Why Nothing in Life Is Worth Trying at All...Ever
NO ONE is telling people to just pack it in. That's where this book comes in. "Just Give Up: Why Nothing in Life is Worth Trying At All...Ever." is a hilarious satire about why nothing is worth doing and succeeding is overrated.
Shaun Broyls, 2011
4
Trump Never Give Up: How I Turned My Biggest Challenges into ...
In Never Give Up, Donald Trump tells the dramatic stories of his biggest challenges, lowest moments, and worst mistakes—and how he uses tenacity and creativity to turn defeat into victory.
Donald J. Trump, 2010
5
Do I Have to Give Up Me to Be Loved by You: Second Edition
Newly updated by the authors, here is the classic text for couples interested in creating freer, more joyful, and profoundly intimate relationships.
Jordan Paul, Margaret Paul, 2013
6
Give Up: Life's an Adventure for Most... A Concussion for You
Ironic and hilariously cutting, the 170 full-color posters in this book ruthlessly spoof those ubiquitous black background motivational posters.
Paul Koehorst, Ivor Jones, 2010
7
Allen Iverson: Never Give Up
Discusses the personal life and basketball career of the star guard for the Philadelphia 76ers, Allen Iverson.
John Albert Torres, 2004
8
Never Give Up on Your Dream: My Journey
Inducted in 2006, Warren Moon is the only African-American quarterback in the NFL Hall of Fame.
Warren Moon, 2009
9
Never Give Up: My Stroke, My Recovery, and My Return to the NFL
"You might be coming to this book as a fan of Tedy's football skills and, don't get me wrong, gaining the insights of one of the best defenders in Patriots history is worth the price of admission, but that's just part of the story.
Tedy Bruschi, 2009
10
Never give up: vignettes from sub-Saharan Africa in the age ...
Never Give Up puts the AIDS pandemic into cultural context, raising questions about international health issues, cross-cultural experiences, racism, and homophobia.
Kevin Winge, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GIVE UP»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term give up is used in the context of the following news items.
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Pluto to give up its secrets
Pluto (R) and its moon Charon are pictured from about 6 million kilometers in this July 8, 2015 NASA handout photo from the New Horizons ... «Times LIVE, Jul 15»
2
Pirates will not give up – Tinkler
Down, but definitely not out. That was the spirit inside the Orlando Pirates dressing-room following their 2-1 CAF Confederation Cup loss at ... «Independent Online, Jul 15»
3
"Help me find the beloved son I was forced to give up before I die"
A mother is pleading for help to find the son she was forced to give up for adoption before she dies. Irene Spencer is caught in a life or death ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
4
Police give up road chases, except in rare cases
Police will no longer pursue criminals on the road, unless they are suspected of a crime involving serious injury to a person and if no other ... «The Age, Jul 15»
5
Here's What Greece Might Have To Give Up if It Wants to Keep…
By David FrancisDavid Francis is a staff writer for Foreign Policy, where he oversees FP's breaking news blog, The Cable. An award-winning ... «Foreign Policy, Jul 15»
6
Politicians should give up Prohibition
Politicians should give up Prohibition as political plank. July 13, 2015, 5:03 am IST ET Edit in ET Editorials | Edit Page, India | ET. 0 ... «Economic Times, Jul 15»
7
Ryan Reynolds refuses to give up broadway dream
The actor reveals he was set to star in "a revival set in the 40s" when his wife, Blake Lively, fell pregnant and he had to decline the role. But he'd ... «Kern Golden Empire, Jul 15»
8
Market Wrap: Aus shares give up gains
Market Wrap: Aus shares give up gains (04:09). s to expand its managed services solutions through the acquisition of Applaud IT. 13/07/15. «Brisbane Times, Jul 15»
9
Lee Westwood refuses to give up hope of a home win at The Open
Lee Westwood refuses to give up hope of a home win at The Open. LEE WESTWOOD knows the clock is ticking – but he still has not given up ... «Daily Star, Jul 15»
10
Frisbees Fly at Presque Isle for 15th Annual "Don't Give Up the Disc …
More than a dozen ultimate Frisbee teams kicked up sand at Presque Isle Sunday afternoon for the 15th annual "Don't Give up the Disc" ... «ErieTVNews, Jul 15»

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