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give someone up

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give someone up

verb phrase

To turn someone in to the authorities; to betray: gave him up to the cops

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • Gyp went on: "I know now how one would rather die than give someone up."

    Beyond John Galsworthy

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