to give on


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Give \Give\, v. i.
   1. To give a gift or gifts.
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   2. To yield to force or pressure; to relax; to become less
      rigid; as, the earth gives under the feet.
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   3. To become soft or moist. [Obs.] --Bacon .
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   4. To move; to recede.
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            Now back he gives, then rushes on amain. --Daniel.
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   5. To shed tears; to weep. [Obs.]
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            Whose eyes do never give
            But through lust and laughter.        --Shak.
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   6. To have a misgiving. [Obs.]
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            My mind gives ye're reserved
            To rob poor market women.             --J. Webster.
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   7. To open; to lead. [A Gallicism]
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            This, yielding, gave into a grassy walk. --Tennyson.
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   To give back, to recede; to retire; to retreat.
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            They gave back and came no farther.   --Bunyan.

   To give in, to yield; to succumb; to acknowledge one's self
      beaten; to cease opposition.
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            The Scots battalion was enforced to give in.
                                                  --Hayward.
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            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.]
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                Rooms which gave upon a pillared porch.
                                                  --Tennyson.
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                The gloomy staircase on which the grating gave.
                                                  --Dickens.

   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.
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            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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