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Phrasal Verb: Give Up

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The phrasal verb give up can mean 'to surrender' i.e. to stop trying and admit defeat.

It can be used when we can't answer a quiz/test question someone asks us.

Give up as 'stop trying':

Example - "You'll never guess the answer - do you give up?"
Example - "I can't think of the answer; I give up."