give in

This page is about the phrasal verb 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

a. stopped trying

b. kept trying

c. started tiring

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