give in

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give in (third-person singular simple present gives in, present participle giving in, simple past gave in, past participle given in)

  1. to collapse or fall
    The roof gave in under the weight of the snow.
  2. (idiomatic) to relent, yield, surrender or admit defeat
    I finally gave in and let him stay up to watch TV.
    OK, I don't know the answer. I give in.
    Try not to give in to temptation.
  3. (of a pugilist) to droop the head

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