give way

Definitions of give way
  1. verb
    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
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    move
    move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
  2. verb
    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
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    change
    undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature
  3. verb
    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
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    change
    undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature
  4. verb
    end resistance, as under pressure or force
    synonyms: yield
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    change
    undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature
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