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give up hope
To stop believing that something will happen. After living with this disease for so long, I've given up hope of ever getting better. Just when I gave up hope of seeing John tonight, he knocked at the door with a bouquet of flowers.
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give up (all) hope
to stop hoping for something. (Fixed order.) Don't give up hope. There's always a chance. We had given up all hope when a miracle happened.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.