give up on
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give up on(
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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 abandon)
a. renunciar a
So have you given up on the idea of Internet dating then?Entonces, ¿has renunciado a la idea de buscar pareja en Internet?
2. (to abandon hope)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Although the doctors had given up on her, Judith was determined to fight on.A pesar de que los médicos la habían desahuciado, Judith estaba resuelta a seguir luchando.
I think the Hucknalls have given up on their son. He's always in some sort of trouble.Creo que los Hucknall ya no van a perder más tiempo con su hijo; siempre está metido en algún lío.
3. (to stop expecting)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I won't give up on them just yet. They may be stuck in traffic.Los esperaré un poquito más, puede que les haya pillado un atasco.
Peter turned up just as Anna was about to give up on him.Peter apareció justo cuando Anna creía que ya no vendría.
4. (to stop working)
a. fallarle a
Hamilton's engine gave up on him in the first lap of the race.El motor de Hamilton le falló en la primera vuelta de la carrera.
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give up on
intransitive verb
1 (renounce) [+idea] renunciar a
I've given up on the idea he renunciado a la idea
2 (stop expecting) [+visitor]
I'd given up on you creía que ya no venías; I've given up on him, he's so unreliable (lost faith in) no quiero perder más tiempo con él, es muy informal
3 (fail)
the car gave up on us nos falló el coche
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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