My boys have been slow to walk and talk, impossible to potty-train, and refused to give up breast-feeding.
We are all they have, and if we give up hope, we will only strengthen the monsters that did this.
We should not give up this extraordinary chance to see what can be cooked up.
The first thing I had to give up was the idea of breastfeeding.
A new book argues that we should give up on perfectability and embrace our mortality.
Guess no man has a right to give up his life without a kick.
You mean that I should give up my life to look after your son?
"Then he must give up all idea of taking a wife," said Moulder.
But Daniel would not give up his dream of living in Kentucky.
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+)