Definition of succumb verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

succumb

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//səˈkʌm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//səˈkʌm//
 
[intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they succumb
BrE BrE//səˈkʌm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//səˈkʌm//
 
he / she / it succumbs
BrE BrE//səˈkʌmz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//səˈkʌmz//
 
past simple succumbed
BrE BrE//səˈkʌmd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//səˈkʌmd//
 
past participle succumbed
BrE BrE//səˈkʌmd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//səˈkʌmd//
 
-ing form succumbing
BrE BrE//səˈkʌmɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//səˈkʌmɪŋ//
 
Being ill
 
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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. people who succumb easily to exploitation See related entries: Being ill Word Origin late 15th cent. (in the sense ‘bring low, overwhelm’): from Old French succomber or Latin succumbere, from sub- ‘under’ + a verb related to cubare ‘to lie’.
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