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Synonyms of give way

Verb


1. move over, give way, give, ease up, yield, move

usage: move in order to make room for someone for something; "The park gave way to a supermarket"; "`Move over,' he told the crowd"

2. collapse, fall in, cave in, give, give way, break, founder, change

usage: break down, literally or metaphorically; "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"

3. give way, yield, change

usage: end resistance, as under pressure or force; "The door yielded to repeated blows with a battering ram"

4. fail, go bad, give way, die, give out, conk out, go, break, break down, change

usage: stop operating or functioning; "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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