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yield to sth

verb uk phrasal verb with yield   /jiːld/ us  

(AGREE)

to agree to do something that you do not want to do or should not do: It's very easy to yield to temptation and spend too much money. "We will not yield to pressure," said the president.

(STOP)

C1 US ( UK give way) to stop in order to allow other vehicles to go past before you drive onto a bigger road
Translations of “yield to sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 服從, 服從,順從,屈服於…
in Chinese (Simplified) 服从, 服从,顺从,屈服于…
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