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Idioms and Phrases with give oneself up

give oneself up

1

Surrender, as in They gave themselves up to the police. [Second half of 1500s]

2

Devote or abandon oneself completely, as in She gave herself up to her research. [Second half of 1500s] Also see give up.

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