give-up

[giv-uhp]
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noun
  1. something conceded or relinquished; concession: Labor has balked at any more give-ups in the contract talks.
  2. 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
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Historical Examples of 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

    Lester Chadwick

  • But there was no give-up in her expression; determination marked every fine cut line.

  • 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