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give away, to sacrifice (another's interests) Oth. III. iii. 28; give back, to retreat, fall back Gent. V. iv. 126; give off, (1) to relinquish John V. i. 27 “My crown I should off” ; (2) to cease Ant. IV. iii. 22; give over, (1) to abandon, desert Tp. II. i. 11, MND. III. ii. 130, Shr. I. ii. 106, Tit. IV. ii. 48 “Pray to the devils; the gods have given us over” ; (2) to pronounce incurable, ‘give up’ 1H4 III. iii. 41, Tim. III. iii. 12 “His friends, like physicians, Thrice give him over” ; (3) to yield “to” 2H4 I. i. 164 “ o'er To stormy passion” ; give up, (1) to succumb Cym. II. ii. 46; (2) to deliver, render R3 I. iv. 193 “have given their verdict up,” Ham. I. iii. 98 “give me up the truth.”
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