abandon hope, accommodate, adjust, aye, back down, beat down, become suicidal, bend, break, break off combat, break open, break up, burst, carry away, catch a crab, cave, cave in, cease resistance, cheapen, collapse, come apart, come off, come undone, come unstuck, compose, compound, compromise, conk out, cop out, crack, crack up, crumble, cut, cut a crab, cut prices, decline, deflate, depreciate, despair, despair of, despond, devaluate, disintegrate, dive, droop, drop, duck responsibility, evade responsibility, fade, fail, faint, fall, fall in price, fall off, fall to pieces, falter, feather, feather an oar, fissure, fizzle out, flag, flop, flop down, flump, flump down, fly apart, founder, fracture, get loose, give, give and take, give away, give ground, give in, give out, give up, give up hope, go down, go downhill, go fifty-fifty, go soft, go to pieces, hit rock bottom, hit the skids, jew down, languish, lapse, lose heart, lose hope, lower, make a deal, make an adjustment, make concessions, mark down, meet halfway, nose-dive, pace, paddle, pare, peel off, peg out, peter out, pine, play politics, plop, plop down, plumb the depths, plummet, plump, plunge, ply the oar, poop out, pull, punt, quit the field, reach a compromise, reach the depths, reduce, relax, relent, row, row away, row dry, rupture, sag, scull, set, settle, settle down, shave, ship oars, shoot, sink, sink down, sink into despair, sky an oar, slash, slouch, slump, slump down, snap, split, split the difference, spring a leak, spring apart, start, strike a balance, strike a bargain, submerge, submit, subside, surrender, swag, take the mean, touch bottom, trim, unbend, unravel, weaken, wear away, wear thin, wilt, yield, yield to despair
succumb, submit, yeild, bend, resign, defer to, lay down one's arms, deliver up one's arms, lower colors, haul down colors, strike one's flag, strike colors, surrender, surrender at discretion, cede, capitulate, come to terms, retreat, beat a retreat, draw in one's horns, give way
, give round, give in, give up, cave in, suffer judgment by default, bend, bend to one's yoke, bend before the storm, reel back, bend down, knuckle down, knuckle to, knuckle under, knock under, eat dirt, eat the leek, eat humble pie, bite the dust, lick the dust, be at one's feet, fall at one's feet, craven, crouch before, throw oneself at the feet of, swallow the leek, swallow the pill, kiss the rod, turn the other cheek, avaler les couleuvres, gulp down, obey, kneel to, bow to, pay homage to, cringe to, truckle to, bend the neck, bend the knee, kneel, fall on one's knees, bow submission, courtesy, curtsy, kowtow, pocket the affront, make the best of, make a virtue of necessity, grin and abide, grin and bear it, shrug the shoulders, resign oneself, submit with a good grace.
be weak, drop, crumble, give way
, totter, tremble, shake, halt, limp, fade, languish, decline, flag, fail, have one leg in the grave, render weak, weaken, enfeeble, debilitate, shake, deprive of strength, relax, enervate, eviscerate, unbrace, unnerve, cripple, unman, cramp, reduce, sprain, strain, blunt the edge of, dilute, impoverish, decimate, extenuate, reduce in strength, reduce the strength of, mettre de l'eau dans son vin.
feel pain, suffer pain, experience pain, undergo pain, bear pain, endure pain, smart, ache, suffer, bleed, ail, be the victim of, labor under afflictions, bear the cross, quaff the bitter cup, have a bad time of it, fall on evil days, go hard with, come to grief, fall a sacrifice to, drain the cup of misery to the dregs, sup full of horrors, sit on thorns, be on pins and needles, wince, fret, chafe, worry oneself, be in a taking, fret and fume, take on, take to heart, cark, grieve, mourn, yearn, repine, pine, droop, languish, sink, give way
, despair, break one's heart, weigh upon the heart.
be dejected, grieve, mourn, take on, give way
, lose heart, despond, droop, sink, lower, look downcast, frown, pout, hang down the head, pull a long face, make a long face, laugh on the wrong side of the mouth, grin a ghastly smile, look blue, look like a drowned man, lay to heart, take to heart, mope, brood over, fret, sulk, pine, pine away, yearn, repine, despair, refrain from laughter, keep one's countenance, be grave, look grave, repress a smile, depress, discourage, dishearten, dispirit, damp, dull, deject, lower, sink, dash, knock down, unman, prostrate, break one's heart, frown upon, cast a gloom, cast a shade on, sadden, damp one's hopes, dash one's hopes, wither one's hopes, weigh on the mind, lie heavy on the mind, prey on the mind, weigh on the spirits, lie heavy on the spirits, prey on the spirits, damp the spirits, depress the spirits.
be brittle, live in a glass house, break, crack, snap, split, shiver, splinter, crumble, break short, burst, fly, give way
, fall to pieces, crumble to, crumble into dust.