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 for To give upon
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Give \Give\, v. i.
     1. To give a gift or gifts.
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     2. To yield to force or pressure; to relax; to become less
        rigid; as, the earth gives under the feet.
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     3. To become soft or moist. [Obs.] --Bacon .
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     4. To move; to recede.
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              Now back he gives, then rushes on amain. --Daniel.
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     5. To shed tears; to weep. [Obs.]
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              Whose eyes do never give
              But through lust and laughter.        --Shak.
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     6. To have a misgiving. [Obs.]
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              My mind gives ye're reserved
              To rob poor market women.             --J. Webster.
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     7. To open; to lead. [A Gallicism]
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              This, yielding, gave into a grassy walk. --Tennyson.
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     To give back, to recede; to retire; to retreat.
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              They gave back and came no farther.   --Bunyan.
     To give in, to yield; to succumb; to acknowledge one's self
        beaten; to cease opposition.
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              The Scots battalion was enforced to give in.
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              This consideration may induce a translator to give
              in to those general phrases.          --Pope.
     To give off, to cease; to forbear. [Obs.] --Locke.
     To give on or
     To give upon.
        (a) To rush; to fall upon. [Obs.]
        (b) To have a view of; to be in sight of; to overlook; to
            look toward; to open upon; to front; to face. [A
            Gallicism: cf. Fr. donner sur.]
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                  Rooms which gave upon a pillared porch.
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                  The gloomy staircase on which the grating gave.
     To give out.
        (a) To expend all one's strength. Hence:
        (b) To cease from exertion; to fail; to be exhausted; as,
            my feet being to give out; the flour has given out.
     To give over, to cease; to discontinue; to desist.
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              It would be well for all authors, if they knew when
              to give over, and to desist from any further
              pursuits after fame.                  --Addison.
     To give up, to cease from effort; to yield; to despair; as,
        he would never give up.
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