Definition 2022


give in



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.
    Stop hitting me! I give in!
    OK, I don't know the answer. I give in.
  3. (of a pugilist) to droop the head


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