(third-person singular simple present gives up, present participle giving up, simple past gave up, past participle given up)
- to surrender
- He was surrounded, so gave himself up.
- They gave him up to the police.
- to stop or desist; to quit
- They gave up the search when it got dark.
- to relinquish
- He gave up his seat to an old man.
- to lose hope
- They gave him up for dead.
- to abandon
- I gave up my faith years ago.
- (intransitive) to admit defeat, to capitulate
- OK, I give up, you win.
give up - Investment & Finance Definition
A term used to describe a transaction between three brokers in which one does not use his/her name. For example, a broker receives a buy order that he or she can’t transact. The broker asks a second broker to handle the order. So the second broker buys the stock from a third broker on behalf of the first broker’s client. The transaction is recorded in the records of the firms and exchange as if the first broker was never involved.