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to stop hoping that someone will improve and stop trying to help or change them
to feel that a situation is so bad that nothing you can do will change it
to suddenly become serious or less hopeful, or to suddenly make a situation seem serious or less hopeful
to lose confidence about doing something
if your heart sinks, you lose hope
to lose your determination or confidence, especially when someone is deliberately trying to make this happen
to stop believing that you can succeed
to have little hope that something will happen
to accept that you will not achieve, get, or keep something
to stop believing that something you want to happen might be possible
when electronic information is lost because the software or devices needed to read it are no longer available
a dance in which a pair of dancers turns continuously while moving around the dance floor
a company that pays its employees to write online comments in favour or against somebody or something posing as ordinary Internet users
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Free thesaurus definition of to lose hope or to give up hope from the Macmillan English Dictionary - a free English dictionary online with thesaurus and with pronunciation from Macmillan Publishers Limited.