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English definition of “give in”

give in

verb uk phrasal verb with give   /ɡɪv/ (gave, given) us  

(AGREE)

B1 to finally agree to what someone wants, after refusing for a period of time: He nagged me so much for a new bike that eventually I gave in. The government cannot be seen to give in to terrorists' demands.Accepting and agreeing reluctantlyAccepting and agreeingApproving and approval

(ADMIT DEFEAT)

B2 to accept that you have been defeated and agree to stop competing or fighting: You'll never guess the answer - do you give in? She wouldn't give in until she received a full apology.Losing and being defeatedScoring, winning and losing in sport
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