• IPA: /səˈkʌm/

succumb (succumbs, present participle succumbing; past and past participle succumbed)

  1. (intransitive) To yield to an overpowering force or overwhelming desire.
    succumb to temptation
    succumb under misfortunes
    Thai culture as in many other Asian cultures, is succumbing to the influence of westernization.
  2. (intransitive) To give up, or give in.
  3. (intransitive) To die.
    succumb to pneumonia
  4. (transitive) To overwhelm or bring down.
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