What is the Meaning of
for English Language Learners (ELL) – those learning to speak English as a Second Language (ESL), or English as an Additional Language (EAL)
give up something
give something up
to quit doing something
If you use give up without a noun or gerund after it, it usually means to quit trying.
1. I give up! What’s the answer?
2. He tried several times to explain it to me, but eventually he gave up.
3. He’s a little grouchy these days. He’s trying to give up smoking.
|present –||GIVE UP|
|present participle –||GIVING UP|
|past –||GAVE UP|
|past participle –||GIVEN UP|