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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.
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yield to (someone or something)

1. To allow someone or something to move in front of or before oneself; to give someone or something the right of way. This sign means you have to yield to oncoming traffic. I could have gone first, but I decided to yield to them because they were carrying such a heavy load.
2. To submit or give in to someone or something; to relinquish victory to someone or something. He yielded to his opponent after being put in a chokehold. We will never yield to enemy forces—we will fight until there isn't a single one of us left standing!
3. To allow oneself to be convinced, persuaded, overcome, etc., by some person or force. I managed to stay off cigarettes for about a week before finally yielding to temptation. I hadn't meant for things to go so far on our first date, but I couldn't help but yield to his charming words and smoldering eyes.
4. To allow someone or something to have or take something; to sacrifice, concede, or relinquish something to someone or something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "yield" and "to." Remember to yield right-of-way to the other driver if you're stopped at a stop sign. I was forced to yield the land to the banks because of the mortgage my father had taken out on it during the recession.
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yield up (to someone or something)

To concede or relinquish something to someone or something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "yield" and "up." The criminal kept the employees hostage for nearly six hours before finally yielding them up. I was forced to yield up the land up to the banks because of the mortgage my father had taken out on it during the recession.
See also: someone, up, 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

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

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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Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia were the high yielders.
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I'm trying to find uses for the various types of squash and pumpkin, as they are good yielders and easy to store.
The wineries here are not huge yielders (sic), but true world class.
Ten months later, at the end of June 2004, Stevenson found that the lowest PER portfolio and the highest yielders each had three risers and two fullers, achieving gains of l6 per cent and 29 per cent respectively.
The newer clones not only give higher yields but are precocious yielders.
The Money and Finance category award was received by Yielders from the United Kingdom, an organisation offering Sharia-compliant investment opportunities.
A polygon drawn in the biplot (Figure 2) by joining the genotypes located farthest from the biplot origin encompassing all other genotypes facilitates identification of the genotypes that are high yielders in specific environments (Yan et al.
A recent change has been the all-yearround housing of high yielders to ensure they are in prime condition to conceive.
Analysts at investment house Bank of America Merrill Lynch recently upgraded the stock citing that the shares are one of highest yielders in the FTSE 100 Index.
And when bond yields are spiralling out of control across the Euro zone periphery, EURUSD drags lower, taking with it equities, commodities and other higher yielders.
Surgical affections of the teat are of economical importance in cows especially in high yielders.
Australian and New Zealand Dollars Encouraged by Building Rate Speculation With global markets turning around, we are seeing the high yielders build more momentum from their already significant perches.
To encourage the use of the method in the Philippines, SRI Pilipinas is holding a contest that would reward the highest yielders among farmers who use SRI.