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Synonyms for give way

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. move over, give way, give, ease up, yield(verb)

    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, founder(verb)

    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, yield(verb)

    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 down(verb)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  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 Words

  1. give way

    Synonyms:
    withdraw, retire, recede, yield, collapse

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How to use give way in a sentence?

  1. William Shakespeare:

    Small to greater matters must give way.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Hong Kong:

    Hong Kong protestsDemonstrators need to give way to the fact that the Hong Kong economy will suffer tremendously, and hence the Chinese economy, if the protests continue.

  5. Paul Chambers:

    If Yingluck is impeached this could easily spark snowballing sympathy for Yingluck and a resurrection of pro-Thaksin and pro-democracy sentiment that could give way to the potential beginning of demonstrations, military repression of these demonstrations could increase sympathy for them, and the longer the military remains in power, the less likely it can sustain societal approval for doing so.

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Translations for give way

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  • nachgeben, weichenGerman
  • Ceda el pasoSpanish
  • antaa periksi, sortua, väistää, tilaFinnish
  • abandonner, céder, céder la place à, laisser la place àFrench
  • ngaeki, ngawhere, tautukuMāori
  • ustąpić miejsca, ustąpić pierwszeństwaPolish
  • поддаться, пропустить, поддаваться, уступать дорогу, пропускать, уступить, уступить дорогу, уступатьRussian
  • 讓路Chinese

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