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  • v. To give up, hand over, surrender (something).
  • v. To entrust (something) to another.
  • v. To devote or resign to a particular purpose or activity; to yield completely.
  • v. To quit, to abandon.
  • v. Usually as an imperative. To stop fooling around; to stop being annoying; to stop saying silly or flattering things.

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  • See give over.

    February 13, 2011

  • Wiktionary (5 definitions)

    –verb
    1. (transitive) To entrust something to another.
    2. (transitive) To yield completely, to quit, to abandon.
    3. (transitive) To addict, resign or apply (one’s self).
    4. (reflexive) To devote oneself to a particular activity.
    5. (British, idiom) Usually as an imperative. To tell someone to stop molesting, fooling around, or saying silly things. Or sometimes to stop saying flattering things.

    February 13, 2011