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give in

part of speech: phrase
definition 1: to agree to something that one is reluctant to agree to (usu. fol. by "to").
He finally gave in to his son's request for more money.Her friends did everything they could to persuade her to do it until she finally gave in.They had no choice but to give in to the kidnappers' demands.
definition 2: to agree to the demands of someone (usu. fol. by "to").
After two weeks of the strike, management gave in to the workers.The child is spoiled because the parents always give in to him.
definition 3: to surrender.
After weeks of bombardment, the enemy gave in.
definition 4: to collapse under the weight of something.
That old armchair finally gave in.The snow caused the roof to give in.