give up
transitive verb
1. (to renounce) 
a. dejar (a habit or activity) 
I'm trying to give up smoking.Estoy intentando dejar de fumar.
b. renunciar a (a job or a religion) 
I had to give up my job to care for my mother.Tuve que renunciar a mi trabajo para cuidar a mi madre.
c. abandonar (an idea, studies, a fight) 
She gave up university in the second year.Abandonó la carrera en el segundo año.
2. (to relinquish) 
a. ceder 
He gave up his seat to a lady with two young children.Cedió el asiento a una señora con dos niños pequeños.
3. (to hand over) 
a. entregar 
He gave his accomplices up to the authorities.Entregó sus cómplices a las autoridades.
4. (to surrender) 
The man later gave himself up to the police.Más tarde el hombre se entregó a la policía.
intransitive verb
5. (to quit) 
a. rendirse 
He gave up without a fight.Se rindió sin luchar.
To succeed you have to keep going and never give up.Para triunfar tienes que seguir adelante y nunca darte por vencido.
give up
transitive verb phrase
1. (possessions, activity, hope) 
a. abandonar, renunciar a 
to g up smokingdejar de fumar
to g up one's jobdejar el trabajo
to g somebody up for deaddar a alguien por muerto(a)
intransitive verb
2. (stop trying) 
a. rendirse, darse por vencido(a) 
to g up on something/somebodydejar algo/a alguien por imposible
give up
transitive verb
1 (yield up) [+seat, place] ceder; [+authority] ceder; traspasar
to give o.s. up to the police entregarse a la policía; to give o.s. up to [+vice] entregarse a; darse a; to give a child up for adoption entregar a un hijo para que sea adoptado
2 (hand over) [+ticket] entregar
3 (renounce) [+habit] dejar; [+job, post] renunciar a; dejar; [+friend] dejar de ver; [+boyfriend] dejar; romper con; [+beliefs, idea] abandonar
to give up smoking dejar de fumar; I've given up trying to persuade her he dejado de intentar persuadirla or convencerla; eventually he gave up trying al final dejó de intentarlo; I gave it up as a bad job me di por vencido
4 (devote) [+one's life, time] dedicar;to a
to give up one's life to music dedicar su vida a la música
5 (sacrifice) [+one's life] entregar;for por; [+career] renunciar a;for por
they gave up their lives for their country entregaron or sacrificaron sus vidas por la patria; she gave up her career for her family renunció a su carrera profesional por su familia
6 (abandon hope for) [+patient] desahuciar
the doctors had given him up los médicos lo habían desahuciado; we'd given you up creíamos que ya no venías; they gave him up for dead lo dieron por muerto; to give sb up for lost dar por perdido a algn
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
(stop trying) rendirse
I give up! (trying to guess) ¡me rindo!; ¡me doy por vencido!; don't give up yet! ¡no te rindas todavía!
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