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Phrasal Verb To Give Up To Turn Out

What are phrasal verbs? How to use phrasal verbs? What does to give up mean?

Phrasal verbs – give up/turn out


1) A phrasal verb is a verb that is made up of a main verb together with an adverb or a preposition, or both. Typically, their meaning is not obvious from the meanings of the individual words themselves.

2) The phrasal verb to give up has several meanings:

a) to give something up/to give up doing something means to stop doing something, especially something that you do regularly.

Bella gave up her job and became a stay-at-home mom.
Why don’t you give up drinking beer?

b) to give yourself/somebody up (to) means to allow yourself or someone else to be caught by the police or enemy soldiers.

The burglar gave himself up.
His friends gave him up to the police.

c) to give up something means to use some of your time to do a particular thing.

Emily didn’t like giving up time to do laundry.

d) to give something/somebody up means to give something that is yours to someone else.

They had to give up their lands.

e) to give up on somebody/something means to stop hoping that someone or something will change or improve.

Greg had been in a coma for a year, and doctors had almost given up on him.

f) to give yourself up to something means to allow yourself to feel an emotion completely, without trying to control it.

They gave themselves up to laughter after hearing the joke.

The phrasal verb to turn out has several meanings:

a) to turn out (bad, fine, well etc.) means to happen in a particular way, or to have a particular result, especially one that you did not expect.

I thought I’d failed my exam, but it turned out fine.
As it turns out, they have been dating for over a year.
James turned out to be Lilly’s cousin.

b) to turn out for means that a lot of people go to watch the event or take part in it.
About 80% of the population turned out for the election.

c) to turn somebody out means to force someone to leave a place permanently, especially their home.

If you don’t pay the rent, they will turn you out in a week.

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