give it up
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give it up(
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to quit it)
a. dejarlo
Are you smoking again? Why don't you give it up once and for all?¿Estás fumando otra vez? ¿Por qué no lo dejas ya de una vez?
b. renunciar a ello (a job or a religion)
Sam had a brilliant future as a consultant, but he gave it up to do volunteer work.Sam tenía un brillante futuro como consultor, pero renunció a ello para trabajar de cooperante.
c. abandonarlo (an idea, studies, a fight)
I didn't really like the course, so I gave it up after three months.En realidad no me gustaba el curso, así que lo abandoné después de tres meses.
2. (to relinquish it)
a. cederlo
Olivia left her seat on the bus to give it up to a man on crutches.Olivia dejó su asiento en el autobús para cedérselo a un señor con muletas.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(to applaud; used with "for")
a. dar un fuerte aplauso a
Let's give it up for Jane Allen, ladies and gentlemen!¡Demos un fuerte aplauso a Jane Allen, damas y caballeros!
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
And now, all the way from Chicago, Illinois, give it up for Faye Truman!Y ahora, desde Chicago, Illionis, recibamos con un fuerte aplauso a ¡Faye Truman!
On bass, give it up for Courtney!Al bajo, ¡un fuerte aplauso para Courtney!
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
4. (imperative; used to address one person)
a. dámelo
I held my purse to my chest, but the man said, "Come on. Give it up!"Tenía el bolso agarrado contra el pecho, pero el hombre dijo: "Vamos. ¡Dámelo!".
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