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yield

verb uk   /jiːld/ us  

yield verb (PRODUCE)

C2 [T] to supply or produce something positive such as a profit, an amount of food or information: an attempt to yield increased profits The investigation yielded some unexpected results. Favourable weather yielded a good crop.Creating and producingInventing, designing and innovation

yield verb (GIVE UP)

[I or T] to give up the control of or responsibility for something, often because you have been forced to: They were forced to yield (up) their land to the occupying forces. Despite renewed pressure to give up the occupied territory, they will not yield.Stop having or doing something

yield verb (BEND/BREAK)

[I] formal to bend or break under pressure: His legs began to yield under the sheer weight of his body.Flexible, loose and yielding
Phrasal verbs

yield

noun [C usually plural] uk   /jiːld/ us  
an amount of something positive, such as food or profit, that is produced or supplied: Crop yields have risen steadily. Yields on gas and electricity shares are consistently high.Farming - general wordsProfits and losses
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