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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.
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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.
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yield verb (BEND/BREAK)

[I] formal to bend or break under pressure: His legs began to yield under the sheer weight of his body.
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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.
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