give\ up\ for

v. phr.
To abandon hope for someone or something.

After Larry had not returned to base camp for three nights, his fellow mountain climbers gave him up for dead.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • give opportunity for — index permit Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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