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    Question Any verb for this please?

    Hi,

    Is there any more friendly or casual verb for "surrender"?
    Imagine a friend of yours keeps insisting that you should go and eat out with them...at first you refuse to go, but at the end of the day you'd say "Ok, I surrender! I'll go with you..."

    I DO know this example is a complete mess! However, I'd like to know if we can use any terms close to this...Many thanks in advance.

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    Re: Any verb for this please?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    Hi,

    Is there any more friendly or casual verb for "surrender"?
    Imagine a friend of yours keeps insisting that you should go and eat out with them...at first you refuse to go, but at the end of the day you'd say "Ok, I surrender! I'll go with you..."

    I DO know this example is a complete mess! However, I'd like to know if we can use any terms close to this...Many thanks in advance.

    We'd normally say, "I give in!"

    buggles (not a teacher)

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    Re: Any verb for this please?

    Quote Originally Posted by buggles View Post
    We'd normally say, "I give in!"

    buggles (not a teacher)



    Ta! Actually, I was expecting an answer from a British poster! Cheers!

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    Re: Any verb for this please?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    Ta! Actually, I was expecting an answer from a British poster! Cheers!
    Lancashire, England - can't get much more British than that!

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    Re: Any verb for this please?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    Ta! Actually, I was expecting an answer from a British poster! Cheers!
    Do you generally only want responses from British posters? It's not clear from your post. I wonder how you formed this expectation?

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    Re: Any verb for this please?

    Quote Originally Posted by buggles View Post
    Lancashire, England - can't get much more British than that!


    Oh, dear buggles, I think you got me wrong! I meant before posting my question I was hoping some British posters would answer that, which happened and you kindly did so. I even thanked you for the same reason. Sorry for being so unclear!

    And, thank you again.

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    Re: Any verb for this please?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Do you generally only want responses from British posters? It's not clear from your post. I wonder how you formed this expectation?


    Wow! Sorry! I'm interested in British English, so naturally I'd be delighted if I get any British usages for what I'm looking for, while respecting the AmE as well. The formation of my expectation happened before I posted my question. Sorry & Thanks & Sorry!

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    Re: Any verb for this please?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    Oh, dear buggles, I think you got me wrong! I meant before posting my question I was hoping some British posters would answer that, which happened and you kindly did so. I even thanked you for the same reason. Sorry for being so unclear!

    And, thank you again.
    No problem! I hadn't taken offence...... and having re-read your comment I can see the ambiguity.

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    Re: Any verb for this please?

    Quote Originally Posted by buggles View Post
    No problem! I hadn't taken offence...... and having re-read your comment I can see the ambiguity.


    Hi,
    Thanks. I'm relieved now! But could you please tell how I should've put what I meant to say? I mean, what would've been a better structure? Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Any verb for this please?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    Hi,
    Thanks. I'm relieved now! But could you please tell how I should've put what I meant to say? I mean, what would've been a better structure? Thanks in advance.
    Ta! Actually, I was expecting an answer from a British poster! Cheers!

    It's not that easy, really, but something like.............

    "Ta! That's just what I wanted, as I was looking for a UK expression rather than a US one."

    ....avoids the ambiguity.

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