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Succumb definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SUCCUMB', v.i. [L. succumbo; sub and cumbo, cubo, to lie down.]
1. To yield; to submit; as, to succumb to a foreign power.
2. To yield; to sink unresistingly; as, to succumb under calamities.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: consent reluctantly [syn: yield, give in, succumb, knuckle under, buckle under]
2: be fatally overwhelmed [syn: succumb, yield] [ant: come through, make it, pull round, pull through, survive]

Merriam Webster's

intransitive verb Etymology: French & Latin; French succomber, from Latin succumbere, from sub- + -cumbere to lie down; akin to Latin cubare to lie Date: 1604 1. to yield to superior strength or force or overpowering appeal or desire <succumb to temptation> 2. to be brought to an end (as death) by the effect of destructive or disruptive forces Synonyms: see yield

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.intr. (usu. foll. by to) 1 be forced to give way; be overcome (succumbed to temptation). 2 be overcome by death (succumbed to his injuries). Etymology: ME f. OF succomber or L succumbere (as SUB-, cumbere lie)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Succumb Suc*cumb", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Succumbed; p. pr. & vb. n. Succumbing.] [L. succumbere; sub under + cumbere (in comp.), akin to cubare to lie down. See Incumbent, Cubit.] To yield; to submit; to give up unresistingly; as, to succumb under calamities; to succumb to disease.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(succumbs, succumbing, succumbed) If you succumb to temptation or pressure, you do something that you want to do, or that other people want you to do, although you feel it might be wrong. (FORMAL) Don't succumb to the temptation to have just one cigarette... The Minister said his country would never succumb to pressure. = give in VERB: V to n, V to n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. n. Yield, submit, surrender, capitulate, give in, give way.

Moby Thesaurus

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