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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 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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Whereas in mid-2002, high-yield debt paid over 10 percentage points more than Treasury bonds with similar maturities, today that yield differential is just 3.
cotton yields soared to new record levels in 2004, leading to a big buildup in stocks.
If a series of measurements of fluorescence yield are performed for different concentrations of one of the fluorophores then equality of the measured fluorescence yields implies the relationship
Unless the rate of funding increases, they contend, the development of important new technologies may languish, causing grain yields to trail even further behind the planet's growing demand for food.
1272-1 (c) (5), if the alternative payment schedule is triggered by an unconditional option held by the issuer or holder, the option will be presumed exercised if it lowers (if held by the issuer) or raises (if held by the holder) the debt instrument's overall yield.
Currently, yields on floating-rate issues with quarterly or semiannual resets are 50 to 70 basis points above money-market levels, a handsome payoff indeed.
Beyond that, take care to sidestep some common pitfalls of bond investing: Don't fall in love with yield, don't neglect an investment's long-term consequences, and don't be afraid to restructure your portfolio should economic circumstances change.
SpencerLab's new testing services for ISO/IEC-standard color ink and toner yield augment its premier range of proprietary yield testing methodologies as well as its ISO/IEC-standard monochrome toner yield testing services.
TIKKA: Today, the best approach to improving pulp yield is using polysulfide in combination with anthraquinone (AQ) in cooking, while the second best approach is Lo-Solids[R] and low temperature cooking (for hardwoods only).
If you're tempted by those double-digit yields, the safest way to pursue these bonds is through a diversified mutual fund.
And others, which may not appreciate the fact that they can improve yield without sacrificing liquidity, simply leave their excess money in bank accounts.
Scheduled for publication early next year in the JOURNAL OF CLIMATE, the study's results show that the cumulative growing-season estimates accounted for about half the true fluctuation-from-normal of drought-year yields, while the new technique accounted for about 75 percent.
Fabbrix has developed a proprietary solution for overcoming the shortfalls of restricted design rules necessary to achieve high yields without sacrificing area utilization at advanced nodes.
Pulps with various yields were obtained by steaming the impregnated material at different temperatures and times.
The maturities of government bonds are plotted on the x axis, the yields, or interest each bond pays, on the y axis.