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1. to stop doing something; to quit [parar de fazer alguma coisa, largar]
It takes a lot of will power to give up smoking.
É preciso muita força de vontade para parar de fumar.
“We could hardly believe when Peter told us Allan had given up his job as financial director of a big firm”.
“Quase não conseguimos acreditar quando Peter nos contou que Allan tinha largado seu emprego como diretor financeiro de uma firma grande”.
2. to stop trying to do something, to admit defeat [desistir]
After trying to guess what Stan had gotten her for her birthdayt, Sheila gave up and asked him what it was.
Depois de ter tentado adivinhar o que Stan havia comprado para ela de aniversário, Sheila desistiu e perguntou a ele o que era.
Those algebra exercises were far too difficult for David and after a couple of minutes he gave up trying to solve them by himself.
Aqueles exercícios de álgebra eram difíceis demais para David, e, após alguns minutos, ele desistiu de tentar resolvê-los sozinho.
3. to let someone have or use [ceder, abrir mão de]
As a considerate young man, Alex gave up his seat on the bus to a pregnant woman.
Como jovem atencioso, Alex cedeu seu assento no ônibus a uma grávida.
4. to surrender to the police, authorities, etc. (“give oneself up to”) [entregar-se à polícia, às autoridades, etc.]
After hours of tense negotiation, the hijackers of the plane were forced to give themselves up to the FBI team.
Após horas de tensa negociação, os seqüestradores do avião foram forçados a entregar-se à equipe do FBI.