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to give upon
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Give \Give\, v. i. 1. To give a gift or gifts. [1913 Webster] 2. To yield to force or pressure; to relax; to become less rigid; as, the earth gives under the feet. [1913 Webster] 3. To become soft or moist. [Obs.] --Bacon . [1913 Webster] 4. To move; to recede. [1913 Webster] Now back he gives, then rushes on amain. --Daniel. [1913 Webster] 5. To shed tears; to weep. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Whose eyes do never give But through lust and laughter. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 6. To have a misgiving. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] My mind gives ye're reserved To rob poor market women. --J. Webster. [1913 Webster] 7. To open; to lead. [A Gallicism] [1913 Webster] This, yielding, gave into a grassy walk. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] To give back, to recede; to retire; to retreat. [1913 Webster] They gave back and came no farther. --Bunyan. To give in, to yield; to succumb; to acknowledge one's self beaten; to cease opposition. [1913 Webster] The Scots battalion was enforced to give in. --Hayward. [1913 Webster] 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.] [1913 Webster] Rooms which gave upon a pillared porch. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]