Succumb definition

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To submit to an overpowering force or yield to an overwhelming desire; give up or give in.
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To die, especially from a disease or injury.
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To give way (to); yield; submit.

To succumb to persuasion.

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To die.

Half the population of the town succumbed to the plague.

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(intransitive) To give up, or give in.
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Succumb is defined as to give in to someone or something or to die.

An example of succumb is someone handing over their property to the government after a long court battle.

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(intransitive) To yield to an overpowering force or overwhelming desire.

Succumb to temptation.

Succumb under misfortunes.

Thai culture as in many other Asian cultures, is succumbing to the influence of westernization.

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(intransitive) To die.

Succumb to pneumonia.

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Origin of succumb

  • Middle English succomben to bring down from Old French succomber from Latin succumbere to lie under, yield sub- sub- -cumbere to lie down (as in accumbere to lie down)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French succomber, from Latin succumbere, present active infinitive of succumbō.

    From Wiktionary