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Princeton's WordNet

  1. yield, give in, succumb, knuckle under, buckle underverb

    consent reluctantly

  2. succumb, yieldverb

    be fatally overwhelmed


  1. succumbverb

    To yield to an overpowering force or overwhelming desire.

    Etymology: From succomber, from succumbere.

  2. succumbverb

    To give up, or give in.

    Etymology: From succomber, from succumbere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Succumbverb

    to yield; to submit; to give up unresistingly; as, to succumb under calamities; to succumb to disease

    Etymology: [L. succumbere; sub under + cumbere (in comp.), akin to cubare to lie down. See Incumbent, Cubit.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Succumb

    suk-kum′, v.i. to lie down under: to sink under: to yield, to submit, to die. [L. sub, under, cumbĕre, to lie down.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of succumb in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of succumb in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of succumb in a Sentence

  1. Harriet Martineau:

    Fidelity to conscience is inconsistent with retiring modesty. If it be so, let the modesty succumb. It can be only a false modesty which can be thus endangered.

  2. Donald Trump:

    Donald Trump is a combination of Ross Perot and Howard Stern. And a Howard Stern doesn't succumb to controversy ; he thrives in it.

  3. Andrew Wyatt:

    Because of this pandemic, criteria across this country have been thrown out the window. They have shut down entire states. No ones making money. The governments stimulus package was put in place to help people through this pandemic, all elderly inmates like Mr. Cosby could succumb to this virus. It seems its more politically motivated and personally motivated to not let this man out.Its very upsetting and disappointing.

  4. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    As humans, it is likely we shall periodically deviate from virtue as temptation continually lurks in the shadows and taunts us to succumb. Most digressions are minor and do not disrupt our lives unless we decide to live two of them.

  5. William Makepeace Thackeray:

    Attacking is the only secret. Dare and the world always yields or if it beats you sometimes, dare it again and it will succumb.

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    a socially awkward or tactless act
    • A. humility
    • B. troop
    • C. slip
    • D. endeavor

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