yield, give in, succumb, knuckle under, buckle under(verb)
be fatally overwhelmed
To yield to an overpowering force or overwhelming desire.
To give up, or give in.
Origin: From succomber, from succumbere.
to yield; to submit; to give up unresistingly; as, to succumb under calamities; to succumb to disease
Origin: [L. succumbere; sub under + cumbere (in comp.), akin to cubare to lie down. See Incumbent, Cubit.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
suk-kum′, v.i. to lie down under: to sink under: to yield, to submit, to die. [L. sub, under, cumbĕre, to lie down.]
The numerical value of succumb in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of succumb in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
During a famine, death does not necessarily come from starvation, but often from disease as weakened people succumb.
I think that it makes it harder to predict, I think it makes it harder to determine who's going to succumb to the propaganda.
Attacking is the only secret. Dare and the world always yields or if it beats you sometimes, dare it again and it will succumb.
Attacking is the only secret. Dare and the world always yields; or if it beats you sometimes, dare it again and it will succumb.
Donald Trump is a combination of Ross Perot and Howard Stern. And a Howard Stern doesn't succumb to controversy ; he thrives in it.
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- nachgeben, erliegen, unterwerfen, sterben, sich ergebenGerman
- ceder, sucumbir, rendirse, morir, someterseSpanish
- antaa periksi, menehtyä, antautuaFinnish
- soccombere, arrendersiItalian
- desistir, sucumbir, morrerPortuguese
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