1. [17C+] to accept, esp. a false story that one is told.
2. [mid-19C] to be accepted.
3. [20C+] to accept defeat, i.e. in a game.
SE in slang uses
[1970s+] (W.I., Bdos) the throat.
[mid-17C] to be drunk.
[late 17C–early 19C] to become very drunk.
[late 19C] (UK port/harbour) to get drunk on rum.
[late 16C–mid-18C] to become drunk.
[early 19C] (Aus.) to make a false affidavit.
1. to back down; to retreat.
2. to give up crime.
[1920s+] (W.I.) to keep quiet, to hold one’s tongue.
see under anchor n.
[late 19C] an excl. of dismissal, go to hell!