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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.

(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.
(Definition of give in from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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