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[giv-uhp] /ˈgɪvˌʌp/
something conceded or relinquished; concession:
Labor has balked at any more give-ups in the contract talks.
Stock Exchange.
  1. a commission shared among two or more stockbrokers.
  2. a part of a commission that constitutes a single such share.
Origin of give-up
First recorded in 1965-70; noun use of verb phrase give up Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I guess if I was the give-up kind I'd have been flat on my back.

    Jane Journeys On Ruth Comfort Mitchell
  • It began to look dubious for Randall, but there was no give-up in her playing.

    A Quarter-Back's Pluck Lester Chadwick
  • But there was no give-up in her expression; determination marked every fine cut line.

    The Ranch Girls at Rainbow Lodge Margaret Vandercook
  • Rather, it was that dogged courage that never even permits a suggestion of give-up to enter the mind of the fighter.

  • Here the give-up, the negation of the lower passions, synchronizes with a take-up, the assertion of a beatitude.

    Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda

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