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Phrasal Verbs

give up (2)

This page is about the phrasal verb 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

a. watching films

b. eating meat

c. killing animals

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