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for To give on
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Give \Give\, v. i.
1. To give a gift or gifts.
2. To yield to force or pressure; to relax; to become less
rigid; as, the earth gives under the feet.
3. To become soft or moist. [Obs.] --Bacon .
4. To move; to recede.
Now back he gives, then rushes on amain. --Daniel.
5. To shed tears; to weep. [Obs.]
Whose eyes do never give
But through lust and laughter. --Shak.
6. To have a misgiving. [Obs.]
My mind gives ye're reserved
To rob poor market women. --J. Webster.
7. To open; to lead. [A Gallicism]
This, yielding, gave into a grassy walk. --Tennyson.
To give back, to recede; to retire; to retreat.
They gave back and came no farther. --Bunyan.
To give in, to yield; to succumb; to acknowledge one's self
beaten; to cease opposition.
The Scots battalion was enforced to give in.
This consideration may induce a translator to give
in to those general phrases. --Pope.
To give off, to cease; to forbear. [Obs.] --Locke.
To give on or
To give upon.
(a) To rush; to fall upon. [Obs.]
(b) To have a view of; to be in sight of; to overlook; to
look toward; to open upon; to front; to face. [A
Gallicism: cf. Fr. donner sur.]
Rooms which gave upon a pillared porch.
The gloomy staircase on which the grating gave.
To give out.
(a) To expend all one's strength. Hence:
(b) To cease from exertion; to fail; to be exhausted; as,
my feet being to give out; the flour has given out.
To give over, to cease; to discontinue; to desist.
It would be well for all authors, if they knew when
to give over, and to desist from any further
pursuits after fame. --Addison.
To give up, to cease from effort; to yield; to despair; as,
he would never give up.
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