Fred and Betty: Is this the End?
Episode 11: Betty's Had Enough
Betty: No Fred, it's over. I've given up on you.
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GIVE UP ON
Meaning: If you give up on someone or something, you stop trying to achieve something, usually because you have tried and failed in the past, or because it is too difficult.
Grammar: This phrasal verb needs an object. You can not separate the verb from its particles.
I gave up on algebra - RIGHT
I gave up on it - RIGHT
I gave algebra up on - WRONG
I gave it up on - WRONG
I gave up algebra on - WRONG
I gave up it on - WRONG
Example sentence: I have asked him so many times to arrive on time, but he is still at least 30 minutes late every morning. I give up on him!
Synonyms: reach the end of the line with