Despite all the angst, the Russians were not ready to give up their summer in America.
We should not give up this extraordinary chance to see what can be cooked up.
If she is, and she fails to give up her sources, Winter could face up to six months in prison.
They would all have free runs since they would not have to give up their seats to participate in the special election.
The Sulzberger family had to give up most of the dividends that made up their annual monetary take-away.
Guess no man has a right to give up his life without a kick.
He looked back sixty years, and said it was time to give up.
"Then he must give up all idea of taking a wife," said Moulder.
Have I not conjured you, as you value my peace—What is it that I do not give up?
If it is, that would explain why he tried to make you give up the plate.
Old English giefan (W. Saxon) "to give, bestow; allot, grant; commit, devote, entrust," class V strong verb (past tense geaf, past participle giefen), from Proto-Germanic *gebanan (cf. Old Frisian jeva, Middle Dutch gheven, Dutch geven, Old High German geban, German geben, Gothic giban), from PIE *ghabh- "to take, hold, have, give" (see habit). It became yiven in Middle English, but changed to guttural "g" by influence of Old Norse gefa "to give," Old Danish givæ. Meaning "to yield to pressure" is from 1570s.
Give in "yield" is from 1610s; give out is mid-14c., "publish, announce;" meaning "run out, break down" is from 1520s. Give up "surrender" is mid-12c. To give (someone) a cold seems to reflect the old belief that one could be cured of disease by deliberately infecting others. What gives? "what is happening?" is attested from 1940. Give-and-take (n.) is originally from horse racing (1769) and refers to races in which bigger horses were given more weight to carry, lighter ones less. General sense attested by 1778.
A command to speak, to explain, etc: She said, ''Give!,'' so I told all (1956+)