give up on

[ɡɪv ʌp ɒn]


  • to stop being naïve that someone or something will become better;
  • to stop your efforts to help someone because there is no way to change them.

Examples 👇

Why You Can’t Give Up On Humanity.

Billionaire Bill Ackman just dumped his stake in Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway. Maybe it's time for us to give up on him too.

I gave up on him finally. I had been trying to give him everything: education, good living conditions, freedom to choose hobbies and activities. But all he needed was to play computer games and spend time online.