give over

1) To cease, leave off, stop.

1642 If there bee any of the hogges that ... give over and bee not able to keepe company with the rest, wee putte them into the closes ... wheare there is grasse sufficient, Elmswell

1668 engaged in duell with Mr Henry Howard ... desired him to give over, Carlisle

1705-8 they gave over working at Harka hill, Grinton

1754 when Sir Arthur Kaye and his Lady gave over coming down from London, Farnley Tyas.

dates 1642 1668 1705-1708 1754

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