|1.||[ verb ] lose or lose the right to by some error, offense, or crime|
|Synonyms:||forfeit waive render forgo throw_overboard|
|Related terms:||claim abandon lapse forfeit forfeit release forfeit|
|2.||[ verb ] give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat|
|Synonyms:||drop_out throw_in throw_in_the_towel fall_by_the_wayside leave drop_by_the_wayside chuck_up_the_sponge quit|
"In the second round, the challenger gave up"
|Related terms:||enter quitter|
|3.||[ verb ] give up with the intent of never claiming again|
"Abandon your life to God" "She gave up her children to her ex-husband when she moved to Tahiti" "We gave the drowning victim up for dead"
|Related terms:||foreswear abandonment|
|4.||[ verb ] part with a possession or right|
|Synonyms:||relinquish resign free release|
"I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest" "resign a claim to the throne"
|Related terms:||pass sacrifice derequisition relinquishment acquittance|
|5.||[ verb ] to give up as not strictly needed: he asked if they could spare one of their horses to speed his journey.|
|Synonyms:||spare dispense_with part_with|
|6.||[ verb ] put an end to a state or an activity|
|Synonyms:||stop cease quit discontinue lay_off|
"Quit teasing your little brother"
|Related terms:||continue retire drop leave_off shut_off call_it_a_day pull_the_plug sign_off cheese break stop stop discontinuance cease cessation|
|7.||[ verb ] (work) leave (a job, post, post, or position) voluntarily|
|Synonyms:||resign vacate renounce|
"She vacated the position when she got pregnant" "The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds"
|Related terms:||leave_office abdicate resignation|
|8.||[ verb ] stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas, claims, etc.|
"He abandoned the thought of asking for her hand in marriage" "Both sides have to give up some claims in these negotiations"
|Related terms:||collapse move_over|
|9.||[ verb ] relinquish possession or control over|
|Synonyms:||surrender deliver cede|
"The squatters had to surrender the building after the police moved in"
|Related terms:||give sell yield_up sign_away cession|
|10.||[ verb ] give up or agree to forego to the power or possession of another|
"The last Taleban fighters finally surrendered"
|Related terms:||resist yield capitulate concede capitulation|
|11.||[ verb ] (baseball) allow the other team to score|
: "give up a run", in baseball
|12.||[ verb ] refrain from consuming|
"You will have to forgo alcohol"
|Related terms:||kick renunciation abstain|