verb (used without object)
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Origin of succumb
OTHER WORDS FROM succumbsuc·cumb·er, nounun·suc·cumb·ing, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for succumb
Altogether, the team watched the brain activity of 39 people as they grappled with sticking with their choice or succumbing to peer pressure.This Is How Your Brain Responds to Social Influence|Shelly Fan|August 25, 2020|Singularity Hub
Put an Angus bull on a tropical pasture and “he’s probably going to last maybe a month before he succumbs to the environment,” says Oatley, while a Nelore bull carrying Angus sperm would have no problem with the climate.Biotechnology Could Change the Cattle Industry. Will It Succeed?|Dyllan Furness|August 16, 2020|Singularity Hub
Benedict herself succumbed to heart trouble several years later, in 1948.Gender Is What You Make of It - Issue 88: Love & Sex|Charles King|August 5, 2020|Nautilus
Instead of succumbing to the frog’s digestive juices, an eaten Regimbartia attenuata traverses the amphibian’s throat, swims through the stomach, slides along the intestines and climbs out the frog’s butt, alive and well.Water beetles can live on after being eaten and excreted by a frog|Jonathan Lambert|August 3, 2020|Science News
In the 19th century, soldiers sent to Haiti by Napoleon Bonaparte to quash rebellion succumbed to yellow fever, leading to Haitian independence and Napoleon’s sale of the territory of Louisiana to the United States.
Salia was the third patient to be treated in Nebraska, but the first to succumb to the disease.Was Flying Hero Doctor With Ebola to the U.S. the Wrong Call?|Abby Haglage|November 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Because we are surrounded by a world that demands we submit, succumb, and believe in nothing.The NRA’s Multimillion-Dollar New Ad Campaign Is Despicable|Michael Daly|September 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the 21st century, however, we suppress the magic of it and succumb to the fear of it.Twin Disasters Turn 2014 Into the Year of Flying Dangerously|Clive Irving|July 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We've already seen Don resist temptation, and succumb to it, and resist it again.Mad Men’s Dramatic Déjà Vu: ‘Time Zones’ Feels Redundant|Andrew Romano|April 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Rather than retreat, she seduced him by falling into a trance and pretending to succumb to a bout of automatic writing.
For the first time, my stamina seemed inclined to succumb before it.Rattlin the Reefer|Edward Howard
Do not fumble with it, or succumb to the insinuating temptation of clinging to what is so effective.How to See a Play|Richard Burton
Was he likely to give in or to succumb to a woman like Mrs. Bell?The Honorable Miss|L. T. Meade
Oddly enough, the country where the movement began was the last to succumb completely.And All the Earth a Grave|Carroll M. Capps (AKA C.C. MacApp)
“Why, I thought so myself,” said Morris, in a tone of discontent at having to succumb to the general belief.Nestleton Magna|J. Jackson Wray