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succumbs

verb
present tense third-person singular of succumb

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1 to cease resistance (as to another's arguments, demands, or control)
  • he finally succumbed and let his wife get rid of his dilapidated easy chair

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2 to give up and cease resistance (as to a liking, temptation, or habit)
  • refused to succumb to her fears and defiantly walked through the dark cemetery

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3 to stop living
  • the patient lay so still and pale that everyone thought he had succumbed, and then he opened his eyes

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4 to yield to the control or power of enemy forces
  • the doctor worked tirelessly until finally he, too, succumbed to the fever

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“Succumbs.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/succumbs. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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