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    Default what goes into the gap?

    What verb or phrase do you use
    There was again an argument between them but Jane was tired of having the same thing every day so she decided to ....................... although she was quite sure she was right.

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    Default Re: what goes into the gap?

    Quote Originally Posted by English4everyone View Post
    What verb or phrase do you use
    There was again an argument between them but Jane was tired of having the same thing every day so she decided to ....................... although she was quite sure she was right.
    There are a few possibilities.

    She decided to concede.
    She decided to give in.
    She decided to cave in.
    She decided to give up.
    She decided to shut up.
    She decided to clam up.
    She decided to kill him (!)

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    Default Re: what goes into the gap?

    Thanks, I think "concede" and "cave in" can be the words that I am looking for them.
    But I really liked the last alternative.

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    Default Re: what goes into the gap?

    [not a teacher]

    I'm fond of capitulate.

    She could also stand down, or even acquiesce.

    Then there's coalesce or compromise, depending on the context. And depending on her resiliency, she could also bide her time.
    Last edited by BobSmith; 10-Feb-2012 at 12:42. Reason: fixed typo

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    Default Re: what goes into the gap?

    When I first saw the title of this thread, I had to resist the urge to answer "your foot?"

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