Keywords: give in, surrender, retire, give up, yield

Sign Definition

General Definition

  1. The action of throwing something up in the air, such as a ball, or any thing or action directly or indirectly associated with this, such as the action of throwing up your hands or arms as a gesture of 'giving up'.

As a Verb or Adjective

  1. To stop doing or having something. English = give up.
  2. To admit that you cannot do something and stop trying to do it. English = give up.
  3. To admit that you are defeated or cannot do something. English = give up, give in, surrender. Formal English = yield.
  4. Especially of older people, to leave a job and usually to stop working altogether. English = retire.