succumb verb definition in Being ill topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


 verb: Being ill topic
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. people who succumb easily to exploitation