give oneself up
Surrender, as in They gave themselves up to the police. [Second half of 1500s]
Devote or abandon oneself completely, as in She gave herself up to her research. [Second half of 1500s] Also see give up.
We Can Thank Alexander Hamilton For Giving Us These WordsSince Lin Manuel Miranda turned Hamilton from a mysterious face on our $10 bill to a household name, the impact this "bastard orphan" had on our modern lives has become increasingly apparent. Case in point: Many of the words and phrases used on a daily basis in America are thought to have originated with everyone's favorite "ten dollar founding father."
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