to yield to the pressure meaning, to yield to the pressure definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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yield  

  ( yields    plural & 3rd person present)   ( yielding    present participle)   ( yielded    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If you yieldto someone or something, you stop resisting them.  
FORMAL  
(=give in)  

Will she yield to growing pressure for her to retire?...      V to n  
If the government does not yield, it should face sufficient military force to ensure its certain and swift defeat.      V  
2       verb   If you yield something that you have control of or responsibility for, you allow someone else to have control or responsibility for it.  
FORMAL  
(=surrender)  

He may yield control...      V n  
3       verb   If a moving person or a vehicle yields, they slow down or stop in order to allow other people or vehicles to pass in front of them.  
  (AM)  
When entering a trail or starting a descent, yield to other skiers.      V to n  
...examples of common signs like No Smoking or Yield.      V  
in BRIT, usually use give way     
4       verb   If something yields, it breaks or moves position because force or pressure has been put on it.  
The door yielded easily when he pushed it.      V  
5       verb   If an area of land yields a particular amount of a crop, this is the amount that is produced. You can also say that a number of animals yield a particular amount of meat.   (=produce)  
Last year 400,000 acres of land yielded a crop worth $1.75 billion.      V n  
6       n-count   A yield is the amount of food produced on an area of land or by a number of animals.  
with supp  
Polluted water lessens crop yields.     
7       verb   If a tax or investment yields an amount of money or profit, this money or profit is obtained from it.     (BUSINESS)  
It yielded a profit of at least $36 million.      V n  
8       n-count   A yield is the amount of money or profit produced by an investment.     (BUSINESS)   with supp, oft N of amount, N on n  
The high yields available on the dividend shares made them attractive to private investors., ...the yield on a bank's investments.     
9       verb   If something yields a result or piece of information, it produces it.  
This research has been in progress since 1961 and has yielded a great number of positive results...      V n  
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
See also:

yielding, ye, yell, yelp

Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
exp.
be under an extreme pressure; be anxious, worried or frightened

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