give up
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give up(
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
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)
a. entregarse
The man later gave himself up to the police.Más tarde el hombre se entregó a la policía.
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
5. (to quit)
a. rendirse
He gave up without a fight.Se rindió sin luchar.
b. darse por vencido
To succeed, you have to keep going and never give up.Para triunfar, tienes que seguir adelante y nunca darte por vencido.
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give up
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
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)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (stop trying)
a. rendirse, darse por vencido(a)
to g up on something/somebodydejar algo/a alguien por imposible
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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!
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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