give in

verb

Definition of give in

transitive verb
:deliver, submit
  • gave in his resignation
intransitive verb
:to yield under insistence or entreaty :surrender

Examples of give in in a Sentence

  1. give in and have some chocolate

  2. after withstanding hours of begging, their father finally gave in and let them go to the amusement park

First Known Use of give in

1602

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