Definition of SUCCUMB – SUCCUMB in a Sentence

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#004: SUCCUMB (Suh◦CUM)

DEFINITION: to give in to pressure or temptation

The clipart shows a man hurrying to vacuum a pile of crumbs on the floor.

STORY: STORY: He loved vacuuming and couldn’t stop himself rushing to SUCK CRUMBS off the floor. (SUCK-CRUMBS . . . SUCCUMB)

The clipart shows a boy eating a big chocolate cake.

SUCCUMB IN A SENTENCE: If there was chocolate cake in the house, he always succumbed to temptation, and couldn’t stop eating until it was all gone.

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Here are other instances of SUCCUMB in a sentence taken from various news items:

Just before winning Sunday’s grueling 15th stage, Kuss threw his sunglasses into the crowd and put his arms in the air before covering his face, succumbing to emotion and exhaustion.
Source: Washington Times

The basic argument from the Chrome team is that erecting a so-called “privacy wall” will entice legitimate ad tech companies into succumbing to the temptation of fingerprinting.
Source: The Verge

He was characterized by his lawyer, Martin Flumenbaum, as “an innocent victim of his father’s monstrous crime who succumbed to two years of unrelenting pressure from false accusations and innuendo.”
Source: New York Times

The event sponsored by the Tunnel to Towers Foundation featured the reading of names of first responders and others who spent time at Ground Zero after Sept. 11 and later succumbed to illnesses.
Source: Seattle Times

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