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give way

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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