chuck up the sponge

verb
give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat
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In the second round, the challenger gave up

Syn:
Ant: ↑enter (for: ↑drop out)
Derivationally related forms: ↑quitter (for: ↑quit)
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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Somebody ——s PP

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Somebody ——s something

(for: ↑quit)
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Somebody ——s something

(for: ↑give up)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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