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Wordnet 3.0

VERB (1)

1. give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat;
- Example: "In the second round, the challenger gave up"
[syn: drop out, give up, fall by the wayside, drop by the wayside, throw in, throw in the towel, quit, chuck up the sponge]


WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

chuck up the sponge v 1: give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat; "In the second round, the challenger gave up" [syn: drop out, give up, fall by the wayside, drop by the wayside, throw in, throw in the towel, quit, chuck up the sponge] [ant: enter, participate]