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Succumb meaning

succumb - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. To yield; to submit; to give up unresistingly; as, to succumb under calamities; to succumb to disease.
  2. 2. To yield; give way.

succumb - examples of usage

  1. Hundreds were dead under foot, and every now and then a blast of foul air came along the tunnel, whereupon hundreds more would relax their grips, and succumb.
  2. I declare I felt indignant myself and could quite understand why she heaved that little sigh when Mr. Deane spoke of the five hundred dollars he expected from Mrs. Burton, and later, how she came to succumb to the temptation of making the effort to secure this sum for herself when, in following the latter's footsteps up the driveway, she stumbled upon this same jewel fallen, as it were, from his pocket into her very hands.
  3. He was a master of bayonet fighting, and he resolved that, if he had to succumb at last to superior numbers, he would at least sell his life dearly.
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