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Definition of the verb give over

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  1. [transitive, now rare] To give up, hand over, surrender (something).
  2. [transitive] To entrust (something) to another.
  3. [transitive] To devote or resign to a particular purpose or activity; to yield completely.
  4. [transitive] To quit, to abandon.
  5. [British, idiomatic] Usually as an imperative. To stop fooling around; to stop being annoying; to stop saying silly or flattering things.

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Google previewDigestive Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs (2016)

by Isaac Livingstone Asamoah

Give over: To stop doing or saying ...

Google previewAn English-Panjabi Dictionary (1919)

Romanized by Thomas Grahame Bailey

de pëte pänä : give over c., cäraj d. : take over c, cäraj lainä : с. price, länä (int. laggnä): M. 122. 27: see cost. charity, «ее alms. charm, please, bafä khush k. : bewitch, jädu k. or pana (utte), mantar parhnä (utte) : see amuse, delight. charmer , ...

Google previewUseful Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs (2017)

by Martin Manser

give over (intransitive, adverb) Informal stop doing ...

Google previewGrammar and Dictionary of the Bobangi Language as Spoken Over a Part of the Upper Congo, West Central Africa (1899)

Comp. and Prepared for the Baptist Missionary Society's Mission in the Congo Independent State by John Whitehead (Baptist missionary.)

consign, deliver up, elect, extend, give over, give up, hand over, make right, proffer, put at one's disposal, put forth or straight, rectify, redress, refer, stretch out, transfer. semböla loköta, to speak ...

Google previewA Valency Dictionary of English (2004)

A Corpus-based Analysis of the Complementation Patterns of English Verbs, Nouns, and Adjectives by Thomas Herbst

+ over Give over, you big twit. (= stop doing that) + over NP + to N Mr Powell accused Labour of wanting the country's legislation and policies taken out of the hands of Westminster and given over to Europe. (= handed over) ...

Google previewSimon & Schuster Super Crossword Puzzle Dictionary And Reference Book (1999)

by Seth Godin, Lark Productions LLC, Seth Godin Productions

give in, lay off, render, resign, vacate; 7 abandon, deliver, drop out, forfeit, give way, lay down, let slip, release, throw in, throw up; 8 abdicate, abnegate, break off, give over, leave off, part with, renounce; 9 drop out of, give round, surrender; ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language (1783)

Abstracted from the Folio Edition by Samuel Johnson

To Give over. To publish; to To leave; to quit; to cease. FIzoker. 28. To Give over. To addićt; to attach to. * Sidney. Grew. 29. To Give over.

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Il a la ligne, n'est ce pas!!! 'Fashionistas' at Longchamp, October 2008.

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