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give up (1)

Meaning: If you give up, you stop trying to do something because it's too hard or because it can't be done.

For example:

  • give up I know it's hard to find a job these days, but don't give up. Keep trying and sooner or later you'll get one.

  • give up doing sth I decided to fix my printer myself, but the problem was too serious so I gave up trying and took it to the repair shop.

Quick Quiz:

Jenny had failed her driving test six times, but she didn't give up. She said she would
  1. ride her bicycle instead
  2. try again
  3. keep on failing

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