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Definition of succumb verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they succumb
he / she / it succumbs
past simple succumbed
-ing form succumbing
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to not be able to fight an attack, an illness, a temptation, etc. The town succumbed after a short siege. They were all offered bribes and some of them succumbed. succumb to something His career was cut short when he succumbed to cancer. He finally succumbed to Lucy's charms and agreed to her request. She succumbed to the temptation of another drink.
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