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give way

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  1. move over, give way, give, ease up, yieldverb

    move in order to make room for someone for something

    "The park gave way to a supermarket"; "`Move over,' he told the crowd"

    Synonyms:
    hand, commit, chip in, dedicate, succumb, cave in, collapse, impart, flag, concede, pass on, move over, return, establish, knuckle under, fail, hold, reach, go bad, have, give in, make, give, throw, gift, kick in, conk out, feed, break, slacken off, break down, apply, relent, give out, grant, go, founder, devote, fall in, pass, render, buckle under, cede, soften, present, die, sacrifice, yield, open, turn over, leave, consecrate, generate, contribute, ease off, afford, let up, pay, ease up, bear

  2. collapse, fall in, cave in, give, give way, break, founderverb

    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:
    crack, consecrate, break away, unwrap, devote, contribute, chip in, give out, split up, conk out, part, have, afford, collapse, hold, die, transgress, founder, weaken, crumple, bump, discover, snap off, turn over, go, demote, ease up, break out, separate, split, hand, gift, crack up, damp, smash, render, move over, feed, pay, get out, fracture, relegate, bring out, violate, reveal, divulge, pause, let on, open, get around, interrupt, wear out, grant, establish, break-dance, stop, check, break up, breach, develop, fall flat, give, return, apply, present, better, cave in, make, offend, go bad, impart, generate, break off, disclose, bust, erupt, give away, reach, recrudesce, tumble, break dance, go against, dampen, throw, fall in, soften, break in, let out, dedicate, ruin, fall apart, kick downstairs, burst, pass, break down, infract, fail, come apart, bankrupt, crumble, fall through, join, expose, break, crock up, discontinue, intermit, flop, leave, yield, get together, commit, sacrifice, wear, kick in, pass on

  3. give way, yieldverb

    end resistance, as under pressure or force

    "The door yielded to repeated blows with a battering ram"

    Synonyms:
    go, conk out, ease up, grant, succumb, bear, cede, pay, give, soften, break down, cave in, afford, knuckle under, founder, render, concede, break, relent, move over, generate, return, die, buckle under, fall in, yield, fail, give in, give out, collapse, go bad

  4. fail, go bad, give way, die, give out, conk out, go, break, break downverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    peter out, function, crumble, give off, perish, break away, unwrap, hold out, run, endure, lead, give out, hand out, split up, conk out, operate, dampen, travel, collapse, last, go wrong, bomb, transgress, discontinue, founder, weaken, go away, crumple, bump, discover, demote, stop, go, take apart, move, damp, ease up, rifle, separate, decompose, miscarry, split, run low, die out, cash in one's chips, dissect, smash, pause, move over, spoil, pass out, pass away, get out, drop dead, fracture, relegate, bring out, violate, reveal, divulge, part, betray, let on, blend in, run short, get around, get going, locomote, intermit, wear out, expire, lose it, check, break dance, break-dance, live, give-up the ghost, kick the bucket, breach, blend, burst, give, plump, crack, ruin, run down, fit, erupt, emit, better, flush it, belong, tumble, offend, go bad, become flat, survive, crush, get, disclose, break off, snuff it, bust, flunk, become, give away, break up, analyse, live on, interrupt, break out, croak, run out, choke, poop out, pop off, pall, sound, fall in, soften, go against, let out, come apart, neglect, extend, start, depart, kick downstairs, distribute, decease, die, pass, proceed, break down, infract, exit, conk, fail, buy the farm, bankrupt, hold up, develop, expose, break, analyze, fall apart, break in, snap off, snap, yield, work, cave in, wear, recrudesce

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. give way

    Synonyms:
    withdraw, recede, retire, retreat, make room

  2. give way

    Synonyms:
    fail, break, be broken

  3. give way

    Synonyms:
    (Naut.) row, bend to the oars

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. give way

    Synonyms:
    withdraw, retire, recede, yield, collapse

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How to use give way in a sentence?

  1. Justice William O. Douglas:

    Big Brother in the form of an increasingly powerful government and in an increasingly powerful private sector will pile the records high with reasons why privacy should give way to national security, to law and order, to efficiency of operation, to scientific advancement and the like.

  2. The Supreme Court:

    Privacy concerns give way.

  3. Gunter Reimann:

    The conception of property has experienced a fundamental change. The individualistic conception of the State - a result of the liberal spirit- must give way to the concept that communal welfare precedes individual welfare.

  4. Dean Acheson:

    The task of a public officer seeking to explain and gain support for a major policy is not that of the writer of a doctoral thesis, qualification must give way to simplicity of statement, nicety and nuance to bluntness, almost brutality, in carrying home a point.

  5. Helsinki University Jan-Erik Lönnqvist:

    I had noticed that the ones most likely to run a red light, not give way to pedestrians and generally drive recklessly and too fast were often the ones driving fast German cars.


Translations for give way

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  • nachgeben, weichenGerman
  • Ceda el pasoSpanish
  • antaa periksi, tila, sortua, väistääFinnish
  • céder, laisser la place à, céder la place à, abandonnerFrench
  • ngawhere, tautuku, ngaekiMāori
  • ustąpić pierwszeństwa, ustąpić miejscaPolish
  • уступать дорогу, поддаваться, пропускать, пропустить, уступить, уступить дорогу, поддаться, уступатьRussian
  • 讓路Chinese

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