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English definition of “succumb”

succumb

verb [I]     /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 .Losing and being defeatedScoring, winning and losing in sport C2 to die or suffer badly from an illness : Thousands of cows have succumbed to the disease in the past few months .Being and falling illDeath and dying
(Definition of succumb verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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