give over

  • 1 give over to — To set (a period of time) aside for a particular purpose • • • Main Entry: ↑give * * * give over to [phrasal verb] give (something) over to (someone) 1 : to give (something) to (someone) to have, use, do, etc. She h …

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  • 2 give over — index abandon (relinquish), cease, present (make a gift), relinquish Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 give over to — index grant (transfer formally) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4 give over — verb Etymology: Middle English given over, from given to give + over transitive verb 1. : to bring to an end : put a stop to : cease, quit …

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  • 5 give over — phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms give over : present tense I/you/we/they give over he/she/it gives over present participle giving over past tense gave over past participle given over British informal to stop doing something You… …

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  • 6 give over to — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms give over to : present tense I/you/we/they give over to he/she/it gives over to present participle giving over to past tense gave over to past participle given over to 1) [usually passive] formal to use… …

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  • 7 give over — PHRASAL VERB If you tell someone to give over, you are telling them to stop doing something, usually because they are annoying you. [INFORMAL] [V P] Tell him to give over... [V P ing/n] She gave over teasing and grinned at him …

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  • 8 give over — v. (colloq.) (BE) (used in the imper.) (G) ( to stop ) give over hitting the child * * * [ gɪv əʊvə] (colloq.) (BE) (used in the imper.) (G) ( to stop ) give over hitting the child …

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  • 9 give over — verb Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. cease 2. entrust 3. a. to yield without restraint or control ; abandon < gave themselves over to laughter > b. to set apart for a particular purpose or us …

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  • 10 give over — Synonyms and related words: abandon, abdicate, abjure, abort, acknowledge defeat, beg a truce, belay, cancel, capitulate, cease, cede, circulate, come across with, come off, come to terms, cry pax, cry quits, cut it out, cut out, deliver, deliver …

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  • 11 give over — I (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To hand over] Syn. give up, deliver, relinquish; see give 1 . 2. [To cease] Syn. desist, finish, end; see stop 2 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To yield (oneself) unrestrainedly, as to a particular impulse: abandon,… …

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  • 12 give over — verb a) To give up, hand over, surrender (something). Diocletian, the emperor, was so much affected with it that he gave over his sceptre and turned gardener. b) To entrust (something) to another …

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  • 13 give over to — or give up to PHRASAL VERB: usu passive If something is given over or given up to a particular use, it is used entirely for that purpose. [be V ed P P n] Much of the garden was given over to vegetables... [be V ed P P n] One third of their entire …

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  • 14 give over — 1. Leave, quit, abandon, cease from. 2. Consider hopeless, consider lost, give up …

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  • 15 give over ! — Exclam. Stop it ! Mainly Northern use …

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  • 16 give over —  Stop …

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  • 17 give over Brit. — give over Brit. informal stop doing something. → give …

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  • 18 give over to the foe — index betray (lead astray), inform (betray) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 19 To give over — Give Give (g[i^]v), v. t. [imp. {Gave} (g[=a]v); p. p. {Given} (g[i^]v n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Giving}.] [OE. given, yiven, yeven, AS. gifan, giefan; akin to D. geven, OS. ge[eth]an, OHG. geban, G. geben, Icel. gefa, Sw. gifva, Dan. give, Goth.… …

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  • 20 To give over — Give Give, v. i. 1. To give a gift or gifts. [1913 Webster] 2. To yield to force or pressure; to relax; to become less rigid; as, the earth gives under the feet. [1913 Webster] 3. To become soft or moist. [Obs.] Bacon . [1913 Webster] 4. To move; …

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