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Root Words:

[お + () + ()·]
o + te + age

English Meaning(s) for お手上げ

  1. being done for; giving up; being in a hopeless situation; not knowing what to do; being brought to one's knees; throwing up (one's) hands

Definition and Synonyms for お手上げ

Surrender acceptance of despair
Synonyms: お手上げ, 覚悟, 観念, 諦め, 諦める, 諦念, 諦観

Meanings for each kanji in お手上げ

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Categories お手上げ is a member of

Despair the feeling that everything is wrong and nothing will turn out well
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Sample Sentences for お手上げ

This problem baffles me.
I'm really up a tree.
I'm at a complete loss!
I give up.
The company faced a major interruption in business when a fire destroyed their archive of computer hard drives and optical discs.

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