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give in

phrasal verb with give  us   /ɡɪv/ verb (present participle giving, past tense gave, past participle given)
to ​decide to do what someone ​elsewants: Our ​kidskeptbegging us to take them to the ​beach, and ​finally we gave in.
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give in

phrasal verb with give uk   /ɡɪv/  us   /ɡɪv/ verb (gave, given)
  • (AGREE)

B1 to ​finallyagree 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 as giving in to ​terrorists' ​demands.

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  • (ADMIT DEFEAT)

B2 to ​accept that you have been ​defeated and ​agree to ​stopcompeting or ​fighting: You'll never ​guess the ​answer - do you give in? She wouldn't give in until she ​received a ​fullapology.

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