give it up (third-person singular simple present gives it up, present participle giving it up, simple past gave it up, past participle given it up)
- (usually followed by for) To welcome onto a stage; to cheer; to applaud.
2013, Bill de Blasio’s Victory Speech, New York Times, retrieved 27 April 2014:
- “Ladies and gentleman, give it up for the next First Lady of New York City!”
- Usually used in the imperative mood, directing an audience to welcome a person, group, or entertainment act.
welcome onto stage (imperative)