give in
verb Date: 1602 transitive verb deliver, submit <
gave in his resignation
>
intransitive verb to yield under insistence or entreaty ; surrender

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  • give in — {v.} To stop fighting or arguing and do as the other person wants; give someone his own way; stop opposing someone. * /Mother kept inviting Mrs. Smith to stay for lunch, and finally she gave in./ * /After Billy proved that he could ride a bicycle …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • give in — {v.} To stop fighting or arguing and do as the other person wants; give someone his own way; stop opposing someone. * /Mother kept inviting Mrs. Smith to stay for lunch, and finally she gave in./ * /After Billy proved that he could ride a bicycle …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Give In to Me — Single infobox Name = Give In to Me Artist = Michael Jackson from Album = Dangerous Released = February 1993 Format = CD single Recorded = 1991 Genre = Rock, Hard rock Length = 5:28 Label = Epic Records Writer = Michael Jackson Producer = Michael …   Wikipedia

  • To give in — Give Give (g[i^]v), v. t. [imp. {Gave} (g[=a]v); p. p. {Given} (g[i^]v n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Giving}.] [OE. given, yiven, yeven, AS. gifan, giefan; akin to D. geven, OS. ge[eth]an, OHG. geban, G. geben, Icel. gefa, Sw. gifva, Dan. give, Goth.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To give in — Give Give, v. i. 1. To give a gift or gifts. [1913 Webster] 2. To yield to force or pressure; to relax; to become less rigid; as, the earth gives under the feet. [1913 Webster] 3. To become soft or moist. [Obs.] Bacon . [1913 Webster] 4. To move; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Give — (g[i^]v), v. t. [imp. {Gave} (g[=a]v); p. p. {Given} (g[i^]v n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Giving}.] [OE. given, yiven, yeven, AS. gifan, giefan; akin to D. geven, OS. ge[eth]an, OHG. geban, G. geben, Icel. gefa, Sw. gifva, Dan. give, Goth. giban. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Give — Give, v. i. 1. To give a gift or gifts. [1913 Webster] 2. To yield to force or pressure; to relax; to become less rigid; as, the earth gives under the feet. [1913 Webster] 3. To become soft or moist. [Obs.] Bacon . [1913 Webster] 4. To move; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • give up — {v.} 1a. To stop trying to keep; surrender; yield. * /The dog had the ball in his mouth and wouldn t give it up./ * /Jimmy is giving up his job as a newsboy when he goes back to school./ Compare: GIVE ONESELF UP, HAND OVER, LET GO(1a). Contrast:… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • give up — {v.} 1a. To stop trying to keep; surrender; yield. * /The dog had the ball in his mouth and wouldn t give it up./ * /Jimmy is giving up his job as a newsboy when he goes back to school./ Compare: GIVE ONESELF UP, HAND OVER, LET GO(1a). Contrast:… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • give way — {v.} 1. To go back; retreat. * /The enemy army is giving way before the cannon fire./ Compare: FALL BACK. 2. To make room, get out of the way. * /The children gave way and let their mother through the door./ Compare: MAKE WAY. 3. To lose control… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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