- (intransitive) To yield to an overpowering force or overwhelming desire.
- succumb to temptation
- succumb under misfortunes
- Thai culture as in many other Asian cultures, is succumbing to the influence of westernization.
- 2011 December 21, Tom Rostance, “Fulham 0 - 5 Man Utd”, in BBC Sport:
- Jones was called into action to deny Ruiz with a fine tackle before succumbing to his injury.
- (intransitive) To give up, or give in.
- (intransitive) To die.
- succumb to pneumonia
- (transitive) To overwhelm or bring down.
- 2012, Scott M. Garrett, Forever Different, →ISBN:
- He has not allowed the burn and his subsequent injury to succumb him, but to make him forever different but also, I think, forever better.
- 2014, Gideon C Mekwunye, Tear Drops - Part 2, →ISBN, page 455:
- She had run away with Chiwi to San Jose when he was a year and half old; only to succumb him to the abuse of his aunt.
- 2015, David Marlett, Fortunate Son: A Novel of the Greatest Trial in Irish History, →ISBN:
- Known to be genuinely cheerful, every few months an unseen shadow would nevertheless succumb him, delivering a two-week melancholic stew of resentment and depression.
- (die): See also Thesaurus:die
to yield to an overpowering force or overwhelming desire
to give up, or give in