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yield to pressure

To give into outside forces urging someone to do something. Sally wasn't even going to apply for that boring job, but she yielded to pressure from her mother and submitted her resume nonetheless.
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yield the ghost

To die. Based on the idea that one's spirit leaves the body when one dies. More commonly expressed in the phrase "give up the ghost." Susie called me in tears when grandma yielded the ghost after her long illness. Well, if the mechanic can't work his magic this time, it looks like Marshall's car will finally yield the ghost.
See also: ghost, yield

yield someone or something (over) (to someone or something)

to give up someone or something to someone or something. (The over is typically used where the phrase is synonymous with hand over.) You must yield Tom over to his mother. Will you yield the right-of-way to the other driver, or not? Please yield the right-of-way to me.

yield someone or something up (to someone)

to give someone or something up to someone. He had to yield his daughter up to Claire. The judge required that Tom yield up his daughter to his ex-wife. Finally, he yielded up the money.
See also: up, yield

yield something to someone

 
1. . to give the right-of-way to someone. You must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians. You failed to yield the right-of-way to the oncoming car. 2. to give up something to someone. The army yielded the territory to the invading army. We yielded the territory to the government.
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yield to someone

 
1. to let someone go ahead; to give someone the right-of-way. Please yield to the next speaker. She yielded to the next speaker.
2. to give in to someone. She found it hard to yield to her husband in an argument. I will yield to no one.
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yield to

v.
1. To give oneself up to someone, as in defeat: The platoon chose to fight to the end and would not yield to the enemy.
2. To give way to some pressure or force: The door yielded to a gentle push.
3. To give way to some argument, persuasion, influence, or entreaty: I'm dieting, but I sometimes yield to temptation and eat a cookie.
4. To give up one's place, as to one that is superior: The moderator opened the conference and then yielded to the chairperson.
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yield up

v.
To sacrifice or concede something: The inhabitants of the city yielded it up to the invaders without a fight. I sometimes dream of yielding up the comfort of modern society to live in a cabin in the woods. The boxer held the heavyweight title for three years and then yielded it up to a young contender.
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No other guidance: Other than the two examples described above, the regulations do not provide detailed guidance for determining how to amortize debt issuance costs using a constant yield method.
Bad weather pushed 2003 yields down to near 1993 levels, and prices had to rise to ration the limited supplies.
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Thus, by extending the yield curve with the portion of the corporation's cash that serves as core, you can garner a meaningful total return and yield enhancement over conventional 90-day money market instruments.
To keep yield rates growing, there must be cadres of researchers within the crop-raising countries to fine-tune breeds for local conditions.
Purchasing just on a yield basis is like buying a sports car and not knowing if it has brakes.
Generally, no deduction is allowed for the "disqualified portion" of the yield, which is the lesser of (i) the OID, or (ii) an amount computed under the following formula:
We believe rigorous, worldwide standards to measure ink and toner cartridge yields will help customers make more informed purchase decisions by allowing objective and accurate evaluation of print cartridge yields.
The issuer has to determine a "comparable" yield (i.
If you go out to the 11- and 15-year range in the muni market, you'll get more yield than you'd get with a 10-year bond, yet there's not much more risk for buy-and-hold investors.
By extending the investment horizon out to match the three-year cash requirement, the firm generated incremental yield exceeding 150 basis points.
NYSE: JEF), today announced the hiring of Kenton Jernigan, who joins as Managing Director and head of the firm's European institutional high yield and distressed securities sales and trading effort.
But, if there is anything like a window onto the future, it's the yield curve, something that makes bond investing more understandable as well as predictable.