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succumbverb [I]

uk   us   /səˈkʌm/ formal
C2 to lose the determination to oppose something; to accept defeat: The town finally succumbed last week after being pounded with heavy artillery for more than two months. I'm afraid I succumbed to temptation and had a piece of cheesecake. I felt sure it would only be a matter of time before he succumbed to my charms.C2 to die or suffer badly from an illness: Thousands of cows have succumbed to the disease in the past few months.
Translations of “succumb”
in Vietnamese ngừng kháng cự, thua…
in Spanish sucumbir (a)…
in Thai จำนน…
in Malaysian tunduk…
in French succomber (à)…
in German erliegen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 屈從,屈服, 放棄抵抗, 承認失敗…
in Indonesian tunduk…
in Russian не выдержать, не устоять, страдать…
in Turkish dayanamamak, kapılmak, yenilmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 屈从,屈服, 放弃抵抗, 承认失败…
in Polish ulegać…
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