give way

Primary Meanings of give way

1.
v
move in order to make room for someone for something
2.
v
break down, literally or metaphorically
Full Definitions of give way
1

v move in order to make room for someone for something

Synonyms:
ease up, give, move over, yield
abandon, give up
stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas or claims
Type of:
move
move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
2

v break down, literally or metaphorically

Synonyms:
break, cave in, collapse, fall in, founder, give
abandon, give up
stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas or claims
burst, collapse
cause to burst
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go off, implode
burst inward
buckle, crumple
fold or collapse
flop
fall loosely
break
curl over and fall apart in surf or foam, of waves
sink, slide down, slump
fall or sink heavily
Type of:
change
undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

v stop operating or functioning

Synonyms:
break, break down, conk out, die, fail, give out, go, go bad
break
render inoperable or ineffective
buy the farm, cash in one's chips, choke, conk, croak, decease, die, drop dead, exit, expire, give-up the ghost, go, kick the bucket, pass, pass away, perish, pop off, snuff it
pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
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crash, go down
stop operating
blow, blow out, burn out
melt, break, or become otherwise unusable
misfire
fail to fire or detonate
malfunction, misfunction
fail to function or function improperly
jam
get stuck and immobilized
Type of:
change
undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

v end resistance, as under pressure or force

Synonyms:
yield
Type of:
change
undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

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