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give way

verb

1 give way

Move in order to make room for someone for something.

synonyms: ease up, give, move over, yield.

Roget 828: feel pain, suffer pain, experience pain, undergo pain, bear pain, endure pain etc. n., smart, ache etc. (physical pain) 378; suffer, ... show more

Roget 837: be dejected etc. adj.; grieve; mourn etc. (lament) 839; take on, give way, lose heart, despond, droop, sink.    ... show more



2 give way

Break down, literally or metaphorically.

synonyms: break, cave in, collapse, fall in, founder, give.

Roget 725: succumb, submit, yeild, bend, resign, defer to.    lay down one's arms, deliver up one's arms; lower colors, haul down colors, strike one's flag, strike colors.    surrender, surrender at discretion; ... show more

Roget 328: be brittle etc. adj.; live in a glass house.    break, crack, snap, split, shiver, splinter, crumble, break short, burst, fly, ... show more

Dutch: meegeven

3 give way

End resistance, as under pressure or force.

synonym: yield.

Dutch: toegeven

4 give way

Stop operating or functioning.

synonyms: break, break down, conk out, die, fail, give out, go, go bad.

Roget 160: be weak etc. adj.; drop, crumble, give way, totter, tremble, shake, halt, limp, fade, languish, decline, ... show more

Dutch: afslaan, afspringen, het laten afweten, overlijden


Moby thesaurus: abandon hope, accommodate, adjust, aye, back down, beat down, become suicidal, bend, break, break off combat, break open, break up, burst, carry away, catch a crab, cave, cave in, cease resistance, cheapen, collapse ... show more.

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