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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theygive up on
he/she/itgives up on
present participlegiving up on
past tensegave up on
past participlegiven up on
  1. 1
    give up on someone to stop hoping that someone will improve and stop trying to help or change them

    Most of the teachers gave up on her years ago.

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