give in

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Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
give in

Third-person singular
gives in

Past tense
gave in

Past participle
given in

Present participle
giving in

  1. (intransitive) If something gives in, it falls down or collapses
    The roof gave in during the snowstorm.
  2. (idiom) If someone gives in, they cave--they give up on what they wanted and do something else
    I didn't want to watch The Batchelor, but my husband kept nagging me and finally I gave in.