- something conceded or relinquished; concession: Labor has balked at any more give-ups in the contract talks.
- Stock Exchange.
- a commission shared among two or more stockbrokers.
- 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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for give-up
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
But there was no give-up in her expression; determination marked every fine cut line.The Ranch Girls at Rainbow Lodge
Rather, it was that dogged courage that never even permits a suggestion of give-up to enter the mind of the fighter.The Meadow-Brook Girls by the Sea
Here the give-up, the negation of the lower passions, synchronizes with a take-up, the assertion of a beatitude.Autobiography of a YOGI