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succumb

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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succumbsuc‧cumb /səˈkʌm/ verb [intransitive] formal 🔊 🔊 1 LOSE A GAME, COMPETITION, OR WARCONTROL#to stop opposing someone or something that is stronger than you, and allow them to take control syn give insuccumb to 🔊 Succumbing to pressure from the chemical industry, Governor Blakely amended the regulations. 🔊 Gina succumbed to temptation and had a second serving of cake.2 MIILLif you succumb to an illness, you become very ill or die of itsuccumb to 🔊 About 400,000 Americans succumb each year to smoking-related illnesses.
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succumb• Both times, however, he succumbed.• Lewis succumbed to cancer in 1985.• Reacting to Maj. Botha's statement anti-apartheid groups said they believed that he had succumbed to government pressure to protect Buthelezi.• It might have been true once - and she was glad now that she had never succumbed to Hugh's importuning.• Will Stansted succumb to major expansion?• People would succumb to temptation and revert to familiar if inefficient form.• We can not, we will not succumb to the dark impulses that lurk in the far regions of the soul everywhere.succumb to• The country has not yet succumbed to international pressure to stop nuclear testing.
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Verb table
succumb
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theysuccumb
he, she, itsuccumbs
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theysuccumbed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave succumbed
he, she, ithas succumbed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad succumbed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill succumb
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have succumbed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam succumbing
he, she, itis succumbing
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you, we, theyare succumbing
Past
I, he, she, itwas succumbing
you, we, theywere succumbing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been succumbing
he, she, ithas been succumbing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been succumbing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be succumbing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been succumbing
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