Meaning of give in in English:

give in

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Translate give in into Spanish

phrasal verb

  • 1Cease fighting or arguing; admit defeat.

    ‘he reluctantly gave in to the pressure’
    • ‘I was determined never to give in’
    • ‘She is a lover of life, and she is not going to give in without a fight.’
    • ‘Not wanting to give in, the Myers fought against the notice and even defended themselves at an appeal.’
    • ‘Did you succeed by fighting your fate or by giving in to it?’
    • ‘She hated her father for leaving, for giving in to the disease when he should have fought it.’
    • ‘That would be like giving in to a child's tantrum - an easy but wrong option.’
    • ‘Fortunately for my waistline, I haven't been giving in to the temptation.’
    • ‘I think they're willing to make some unpopular decisions, instead of just giving in.’
    • ‘Usually she gets so sulky and difficult I end up giving in, just to keep the peace.’
    • ‘‘She's a battler and a fighter and she never gives in,’ said her son, Geoffrey.’
    • ‘Protesters are planning two days of disruption this week to blockade roads, oil refineries and petrol depots unless the government gives in to their demand to cut fuel duty.’
    capitulate, admit defeat, concede defeat, give up, surrender, yield, submit, climb down, back down, give way, defer, acquiesce, relent, succumb, comply
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  • 2give something in, give in somethingBritish Hand in a completed document to an official or a piece of work to a supervisor.

    ‘I intend to give in my essay by Monday’
    • ‘I gave my essay in on time and went to sit in the medical school coffee shop.’
    • ‘We gave in our documents some time ago.’
    • ‘Stay aboard, while the pilot's helper carries identification papers up to the shack to be officially stamped - and don't fail to give your papers in.’