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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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If the ICC yields to pressure, then England all-rounder Moeen Ali will be among the first to protest since, in 2014, he was banned from wearing "Save Gaza" and "Free Palestine" wristbands during the third Test at Southampton.
A majority of the country's population will, however, keep a close eye on whether Bansal yields to pressure of hiking passenger fares yet again or looks at other measures to mobilise resources to offset the burden of the recent diesel price hike.
It readily yields to pressure, and the more it is pressed, the more it gives.
That's really quite remarkable." According to the new observations, it is the speed with which those bumps grow and move that controls how easily the material yields to pressure. The softer and more pliant a material is, the more easily the kinks form and roll along.