from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To submit to an overpowering force or yield to an overwhelming desire; give up or give in. See Synonyms at yield.
- intransitive v. To die.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To yield to an overpowering force or overwhelming desire.
- v. To give up, or give in.
- v. To die.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To yield; to submit; to give up unresistingly
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To sink or give way under pressure or superior force; be defeated; yield; submit; hence, to die.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. be fatally overwhelmed
- v. consent reluctantly
Middle English succomben, to bring down, from Old French succomber, from Latin succumbere, to lie under, yield : sub-, sub- + -cumbere, to lie down (as in accumbere, to lie down).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French succomber, from Latin succumbere. (Wiktionary)