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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).]
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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
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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]
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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
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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"
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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.
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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.
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Translations
يَخْضَع، يَسْتَسْلِم
podlehnout
give efter
antaa periksiantautuamenehtyä
láta undan
nespēt pretoties
podľahnúť
podleči
yenilmek

succumb

[səˈkʌm] VIsucumbir (to a)
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succumb

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

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

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

(səˈkam) verb
to yield. She succumbed to temptation and ate the chocolate.
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In the end the red weed succumbed almost as quickly as it had spread.
He succumbed. He begins his story for her with the minute narration of this adventure which took about twelve months to develop.
Hence it came to pass that these two Classes could see no force in the so-called axiom about "Distinction of Sides implying Distinction of Colour"; and when all others had succumbed to the fascinations of corporal decoration, the Priests and the Women alone still remained pure from the pollution of paint.
There he heard of the death of Richardson, who had succumbed to fatigue and privation.
She may have had no particular feeling for him, but succumbed to his wish from propinquity or idleness, to find then that she was powerless in a snare of her own contriving.
He had succumbed to the influence of the same drug that had been mixed with our food.
At last he succeeded in calming her, only by confessing that a feeling of pity, in conjunction with the wine he had drunk, had been too much for him, that he had succumbed to Anna's artful influence, and that he would avoid her.
There were others," he went on, "who hadn't succumbed. He told her frankly all his difficulty-- that for several applicants the conditions had been prohibitive.
As he stood looking down upon this grim reminder that another man of might had succumbed to the cruel powers of the desert, he was brought to startled attention by the report of a firearm, the sound of which came from the depths of the gorge to the south of him, and reverberated along the steep walls of the narrow rift.
His confederate and chief lieutenant, Paulvitch, true to the long years of teaching of his wily master, had at last succumbed to the treachery and greed that had always marked his superior, and, lured by the thoughts of the immense ransom that he might win by returning the child unharmed, had divulged the secret of its parentage to the woman who maintained the foundling asylum.
Rokoff was dead, and while the fate of Paulvitch was unknown, they had every reason to believe that he had succumbed to the dangers of the jungle where last they had seen him--the malicious tool of his master.
Ned, too, finally succumbed to the overpowering weariness of the first day of travel, and he, too, slept, though it was an uneasy slumber, disturbed by a feeling as though some one were holding a heavy black quilt over his head, preventing him from breathing.