give way as a verb:
1 give way
Move in order to make room for someone for something.
synonyms: ease up, give, move over, yield.
suffer, ... show more
sink. ... show more
2 give way
Break down, literally or metaphorically.
synonyms: break, cave in, collapse, fall in, founder, give.
lay down one's arms,
deliver up one's arms;
haul down colors,
strike one's flag,
surrender at discretion; ... show more
live in a glass house.
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3 give way
End resistance, as under pressure or force.
4 give way
Stop operating or functioning.
synonyms: break, break down, conk out, die, fail, give out, go, go bad.
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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