give up (2)
This page is about the phrasal verb give up (2)
If you give up something, you stop doing it because it's bad for you.
- 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
After seeing a film about how farm animals are killed, lots of people said they'd give up
Contributor: Matt Errey