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    give way

    give way - Dictionary definition and meaning for word give way

    (verb) move in order to make room for someone for something
    Synonyms : ease up , give , move over , yield
    Example Sentence
    • The park gave way to a supermarket
    • `Move over,' he told the crowd
    (verb) break down, literally or metaphorically
    Synonyms : break , cave in , collapse , fall in , founder , give
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    (verb) end resistance, as under pressure or force
    Synonyms : yield
    Example Sentence
    • The door yielded to repeated blows with a battering ram
    (verb) stop operating or functioning
    Synonyms : break , break down , conk out , die , fail , give out , go , go bad
    Example Sentence
    • 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
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