Skip to Content

EnglishClub
Home Learn English Teach English MyEnglishClub Home Learn English Teach English MyEnglishClub

give in

Meaning: If somebody gives in, they stop trying to do something like win a game, a fight or an argument.

Synonym: yield, surrender, capitulate (formal)

For example:

  • give in Francine won't fight for what she wants. As soon as there's a problem to overcome, she just gives in and stops trying.

  • give in Good athletes are very determined when they are competing, and they never give in.

Quick Quiz:

Even though it looked like Rafael was going to lose the match, he wouldn't give in. He
  1. stopped trying
  2. kept trying
  3. started tiring

This entry is in the following categories:

Privacy & Terms | Contact | Report error
© 1997-2014 EnglishClub