Definitions for: Give Way


[v] stop operating or functioning; "The engine finally went"; "The car died on the road"; "The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town"; "The coffee maker broke"; "The engine failed on the way to town"; "her eyesight went after the accident"
[v] end resistance, esp. under pressure or force; "The door yielded to repeated blows with a battering ram."
[v] move in order to make room for someone for something; "The park gave way to a supermarket"; "`Move over,' he told the crowd"
[v] break down, literally or metaphorically; "The wall collapsed"; "The business collapsed"; "The dam broke"; "The roof collapsed"; "The wall gave in"; "The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice"



Synonyms: break, break, break down, cave in, collapse, conk out, die, ease up, fail, fall in, founder, give, give out, go, go bad, move over, yield, yield

See Also: blow, blow out, buckle, burn out, change, change, crash, crumple, flop, go down, go off, implode, malfunction, misfire, misfunction, move, sink, slide down, slump

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