(tr) to transfer, esp to the care or custody of another
(tr) to assign or resign to a specific purpose or function: the day was given over to pleasure
informal to cease (an activity): give over fighting, will you!
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How to use give over in a sentence
I cannot bear any season give over to organized official good cheer, and too many people, plans, parties.Leonard Bernstein Asked About Hemingway, So Martha Gellhorn Set the Record Straight | Leonard Bernstein, Martha Gellhorn | October 27, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
First, campaigns should be required to disclose identifying information on all their donors, not just those who give over $200.
Your brain is going on hold at a certain point; you have to just give over that.
He does not well always; and, when he does, he is a true Englishman,—he knows not when to give over.The Works Of John Dryden, Volume 4 (of 18) | John Dryden
At length I saw a gig coming fast after us, and begged them to give over till it got past.Yorkshire Oddities, Incidents and Strange Events | S. Baring-Gould
The latter were disheartened for a few days, but not in the least disposed to give over the struggle.History of the Rise of the Huguenots | Henry Baird
However I hoped that Paddy would now give over his ideas about catching little black men.The O'Ruddy | Stephen Crane
The crushed chest sank horribly under his hands, and he was obliged to give over.The Doomsman | Van Tassel Sutphen
Other Idioms and Phrases with give over
Hand over, entrust, as in They gave over all the papers to the library. [Late 1400s]
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