Definition of 'succumb'
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Surely she has also succumbed to pressure? Times, Sunday Times (2008)The man who is almost eerily optimistic in the face of any setback finally succumbed. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Ireland was the first eurozone country to succumb to the slump. The Sun (2008)How do these people survive without succumbing to lung cancer and cirrhosis of the liver? Times, Sunday Times (2009)Strong partnerships can withstand these challenges but shaky ones rapidly succumb to pressure. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Farmers have been succumbing to financial pressures in huge numbers. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Famous people succumb to their own fame. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Many churches and church members have succumbed to one of these scams. Christianity Today (2000)Companies typically succumb to one of three broad weakest link scenarios. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The country has succumbed to violence. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Has he succumbed to the pressure? Times, Sunday Times (2013)He received another standing ovation when he finally succumbed, the warmth evident yet again. Times, Sunday Times (2015) People can succumb very easily to these Etonian attitudes. Times, Sunday Times (2010)For one to succumb in such fashion was careless, for the other to follow almost criminal. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The strong bond that forms between owner and pet means that when one succumbs to a serious illness the other may become very depressed. Times, Sunday Times (2006)And he is quick to warn any young wannabe player just how dangerous it can be to succumb to peer pressure and keep dodgy company. The Sun (2012)He finally succumbed to pneumonia. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He doesn't succumb to pressure. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I'm not interested in succumbing to the pressure. The Sun (2012)Exercise: At this time of year many people succumb to the blues. The Sun (2010)A military source said: 'It is a case of the people succumbing to the training that they were doing. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'succumb'
British English: succumb VERB
If you succumb to temptation or pressure, you do something that you want to do, or that other people want you to do, although you feel it might be wrong.
He would never succumb to pressure.
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