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suc·cumb

 (sə-kŭm′)
intr.v. suc·cumbed, suc·cumb·ing, suc·cumbs
1. To submit to an overpowering force or yield to an overwhelming desire; give up or give in. See Synonyms at yield.
2. To die, especially from a disease or injury.

[Middle English succomben, to bring down, from Old French succomber, from Latin succumbere, to lie under, yield : sub-, sub- + -cumbere, to lie down (as in accumbere, to lie down).]

succumb

(səˈkʌm)
vb
1. to give way in face of the overwhelming force (of) or desire (for)
2. to be fatally overwhelmed (by disease, old age, etc); die (of)
[C15: from Latin succumbere to be overcome, from sub- + -cumbere from cubāre to lie down]
sucˈcumber n

suc•cumb

(səˈkʌm)

v.i.
1. to give way to superior force; yield.
2. to yield to disease, wounds, old age, etc.; die.
[1480–90; < Latin succumbere=suc- suc- + -cumbere, transitive derivative of cubāre to lie, recline; compare incumbent]

succumb


Past participle: succumbed
Gerund: succumbing

Imperative
succumb
succumb
Present
I succumb
you succumb
he/she/it succumbs
we succumb
you succumb
they succumb
Preterite
I succumbed
you succumbed
he/she/it succumbed
we succumbed
you succumbed
they succumbed
Present Continuous
I am succumbing
you are succumbing
he/she/it is succumbing
we are succumbing
you are succumbing
they are succumbing
Present Perfect
I have succumbed
you have succumbed
he/she/it has succumbed
we have succumbed
you have succumbed
they have succumbed
Past Continuous
I was succumbing
you were succumbing
he/she/it was succumbing
we were succumbing
you were succumbing
they were succumbing
Past Perfect
I had succumbed
you had succumbed
he/she/it had succumbed
we had succumbed
you had succumbed
they had succumbed
Future
I will succumb
you will succumb
he/she/it will succumb
we will succumb
you will succumb
they will succumb
Future Perfect
I will have succumbed
you will have succumbed
he/she/it will have succumbed
we will have succumbed
you will have succumbed
they will have succumbed
Future Continuous
I will be succumbing
you will be succumbing
he/she/it will be succumbing
we will be succumbing
you will be succumbing
they will be succumbing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been succumbing
you have been succumbing
he/she/it has been succumbing
we have been succumbing
you have been succumbing
they have been succumbing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been succumbing
you will have been succumbing
he/she/it will have been succumbing
we will have been succumbing
you will have been succumbing
they will have been succumbing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been succumbing
you had been succumbing
he/she/it had been succumbing
we had been succumbing
you had been succumbing
they had been succumbing
Conditional
I would succumb
you would succumb
he/she/it would succumb
we would succumb
you would succumb
they would succumb
Past Conditional
I would have succumbed
you would have succumbed
he/she/it would have succumbed
we would have succumbed
you would have succumbed
they would have succumbed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.succumb - consent reluctantly
consent, go for, accept - give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to; "I cannot accept your invitation"; "I go for this resolution"
accede, give in, bow, defer, submit - yield to another's wish or opinion; "The government bowed to the military pressure"
2.succumb - be fatally overwhelmed
croak, decease, die, drop dead, buy the farm, cash in one's chips, give-up the ghost, kick the bucket, pass away, perish, snuff it, pop off, expire, conk, exit, choke, go, pass - pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer"; "The children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"
make it, pull round, pull through, survive, come through - continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.); "He survived the cancer against all odds"

succumb

verb
1. (often with to) surrender, yield, submit, give in, give way, go under, cave in (informal), capitulate, knuckle under Don't succumb to the temptation to have just one cigarette.
surrender beat, master, overcome, conquer, rise above, triumph over, get the better of, surmount
2. (with to) (with an illness as object) catch, contract, fall victim to, die from, get, develop, pick up, die of, fall ill with, become infected by, come or go down with, cark it from (Austral. & N.Z. slang) I was determined not to succumb to the virus.

succumb

verb
1. To give in from or as if from a gradual loss of strength:
Informal: fold.
2. To suddenly lose all health or strength:
Informal: crack up.
Slang: conk out.
Idiom: give way.
3. To cease living:
Informal: pop off.
Idioms: bite the dust, breathe one's last, cash in, give up the ghost, go to one's grave, kick the bucket, meet one's end, pass on to the Great Beyond, turn up one's toes.
Translations
يَخْضَع، يَسْتَسْلِم
podlehnout
give efter
antaa periksiantautuamenehtyä
láta undan
nespēt pretoties
podľahnúť
podleči
yenilmek

succumb

[səˈkʌm] VIsucumbir (to a)

succumb

[səˈkʌm] visuccomber
to succumb to sth (temptation, charms, illness)succomber à qch

succumb

vierliegen (→ to +dat); (to threats) → sich beugen (→ to +dat)

succumb

[səˈkʌm] vi to succumb to (temptation, illness) → soccombere a; (entreaties, charms) → cedere a

succumb

(səˈkam) verb
to yield. She succumbed to temptation and ate the chocolate.
References in classic literature ?
Of course, when I was told these things I did not be- lieve them; but when I went there and saw them I had to succumb.
Perhaps a strict average of the world might develop the fact that where one in 1,000 of America's population dies, two in 1,000 of the other populations of the earth succumb.
We must organize companies with sufficient vitality to carry on a fight, as it is simply useless to get a company started that will succumb to the first bit of opposition it may encounter.
Toward the middle of the day many of the weaker commenced to succumb and within an hour the people of Barsoom were sinking by thousands into the unconsciousness which precedes death by asphyxiation.
Now by the action of natural selection, all terrestrial plants have acquired a resisting power against bacterial diseases--they never succumb without a severe struggle, but the red weed rotted like a thing already dead.
But the third time, which is the present, you may succumb.
If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.
In no one instance had he flagged in spirit, or felt disposed to succumb.
But the colonel was firm, and, for once, her cupidity was compelled to succumb.
Mother is usually worn out more easily than I, and she ends by siding with father; so that, at last, when they combine their forces against poor little me, I have to succumb.
I felt that I must soon succumb, nor was there any retreating now that I had gone this far.
Because she had been afraid she might succumb to the pleas of this giant, she had burned her bridges behind her--in her groundless apprehension that she might make a terrible mistake, she had made a worse one.