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give up (2)

Meaning: If you give up something, you stop doing it because it's bad for you.

Synonym: quit

For example:

  • give up sth One of the hardest things I've ever done was to give up cigarettes.

  • give sth up Your girlfriend said she hates it when you drink too much, so if you want to keep her you should give it up for a while.

  • give up doing sth My doctor told me I should give up eating fatty foods and sweet desserts.

Nouns often used as objects with
give up (2): cigarettes, alcohol, smoking, drinking, meat, desserts, sweets

Quick Quiz:

After seeing a film about how farm animals are killed, lots of people said they'd give up
  1. watching films
  2. eating meat
  3. killing animals

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