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SUCCUMB

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does succumb mean? 

SUCCUMB (verb)
  The verb SUCCUMB has 2 senses:

1. consent reluctantly
2. be fatally overwhelmed

  Familiarity information: SUCCUMB used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SUCCUMB (verb)


Sense 1succumb [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Consent reluctantly

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

buckle under; knuckle under; succumb; give in; yield

Hypernyms (to "succumb" is one way to...):

accept; consent; go for (give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "succumb"):

accede; bow; defer; give in; submit (submit or yield to another's wish or opinion)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s to somebody


Sense 2succumb [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be fatally overwhelmed

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

succumb; yield

Hypernyms (to "succumb" is one way to...):

buy the farm; cash in one's chips; choke; conk; croak; decease; die; drop dead; exit; expire; give-up the ghost; go; kick the bucket; pass; pass away; perish; pop off; snuff it (pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP

Antonym:

survive (continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.))


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