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Meaning of “succumb” in the English Dictionary

"succumb" in British English

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succumbverb [I]

uk   us   /səˈkʌm/ formal
C2 to ​lose the ​determination to ​oppose something; to ​acceptdefeat: The ​townfinally succumbed last ​week after being ​pounded with ​heavyartillery for more than two ​months. I'm ​afraid I succumbed totemptation and had a ​piece of ​cheesecake. I ​feltsure it would only be a ​matter of ​time before he succumbed to my ​charms.C2 to ​die or ​sufferbadly from an ​illness: Thousands of ​cows have succumbed to the ​disease in the past few ​months.
(Definition of succumb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"succumb" in American English

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succumbverb [I]

 us   /səˈkʌm/
to ​lose the ​determination to ​oppose something, or to give up and ​accept something that you first ​opposed: She succumbed to ​temptation and had a second ​helping of ​icecream. If you succumb to an ​illness, you ​die from it.
(Definition of succumb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"succumb" in Business English

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succumbverb [I]

uk   us   /səˈkʌm/ formal
to ​lose the ​determination to ​oppose something, or to ​accept defeat: succumb to sth The ​company succumbed to a $41bn ​bid from its arch ​rival.
(Definition of succumb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “succumb”
in Spanish sucumbir (a)…
in Vietnamese ngừng kháng cự, thua…
in Malaysian tunduk…
in Thai จำนน…
in French succomber (à)…
in German erliegen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 屈从,屈服, 放弃抵抗, 承认失败…
in Turkish dayanamamak, kapılmak, yenilmek…
in Russian не выдержать, не устоять, страдать…
in Indonesian tunduk…
in Chinese (Traditional) 屈從,屈服, 放棄抵抗, 承認失敗…
in Polish ulegać…
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