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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To give over; to surrender; to yield.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To give over or surrender.
  • To surpass in giving.


From over- +‎ give. Compare Scots overgie ("to relinquish, resign"), Dutch overgeven ("to surrender"), German übergeben ("to hand over, surrender"), Danish overgive ("to surrender"). (Wiktionary)



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