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  • v. to collapse or fall
  • v. to relent, yield, surrender or admit defeat
  • v. to droop the head

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. yield to another's wish or opinion
  • v. consent reluctantly


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  • When he does not, I give in to irresistible temptation and, having kicked off my pattens, slip under the covers with him.

    Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer

  • He was beginning to give in to the results of his own success-his belly spilled slightly over the belt holding his robes shut.

    The Brothers' War

  • "The market is temporarily relieved that alternative fuel costs will be held down if local governments give in to Kan's request for nuclear reactor restarts," said Naoki Fujiwara, a fund manager at Shinkin Asset Management.

    Asian Shares Rise on Hopes of Resolution to Greece Debt Woes

  • I thought of Jack and Pedro high-fiving over glasses of unmixed vodka, confident and totally zooted, refusing to give in to the realities of tomorrow.

    Miss Misery

  • He wasmercifully grateful that finally he was permitted to stretch out on a bed, feel furs pulled over his shoulders, and he could give in to the sleep he craved.

    Dragon Drums

  • The throbbing pain was too muchgoading him to give in to her.

    Kiss of a Demon King

  • I thought detachedly that I would quite likely prefer to die than give in to Surtees.

    To The Hilt

  • One of them, Harry Hansen, of the Chicago Daily News, tells the following story, which I give in his words:

    Appreciations of Richard Harding Davis

  • Let me give in a paragraph, before I swing off into the bypaths that always allure me, the consecutive suffrage events of the past quarter of a century.

    The Story of a Pioneer

  • I agreed “reluctantly” to give in to their proposals and accept a twenty-five-percent reduction in rates over three years, phased in at five, ten, and ten percent, and hailed it as a great bipartisan solution.

    An American Life


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