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verb [intransitive] formal     succumb pronunciation in British English
/səˈkʌm/
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present tense
I/you/we/theysuccumb
he/she/itsuccumbs
present participlesuccumbing
past tensesuccumbed
past participlesuccumbed
  1. 1
    to lose your ability to fight against someone or something, and to allow them to control or persuade you

    First they said no, but eventually they succumbed.

    succumb to:

    She succumbed to temptation and ordered a glass of wine.

  2. 2
    to become very ill or to die from a disease
    succumb to:

    He remembered the pain of watching his mother succumb to cancer.

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