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Definition 1: stop operating or functioning - [verb of change]

Samples where give way or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for give way in the sense of this definition

(give way is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

(... is a kind of give way ) stop operating

"My computer crashed last night" "The system goes down at least once a week"

(... is a kind of give way ) melt, break, or become otherwise unusable

"The lightbulbs blew out" "The fuse blew"

(... is a kind of give way ) fail to fire or detonate

"The guns misfired"

(... is a kind of give way ) fail to function or function improperly

"the coffee maker malfunctioned"

(give way has a similar meaning as ...) render inoperable or ineffective

"You broke the alarm clock when you took it apart!"

(give way has a similar meaning as ...) pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life

"She died from cancer" "The children perished in the fire" "The patient went peacefully" "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"

Definition 2: end resistance, as under pressure or force - [verb of change]

Samples where give way or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The door yielded to repeated blows with a battering ram

Synonyms for give way in the sense of this definition

(give way is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

Definition 3: move in order to make room for someone for something - [verb of motion]

Samples where give way or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The park gave way to a supermarket
  • `Move over,' he told the crowd

Synonyms for give way in the sense of this definition

(give way is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

(give way has a similar meaning as ...) stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas or claims

"He abandoned the thought of asking for her hand in marriage" "Both sides have to give up some claims in these negotiations"

Definition 4: break down, literally or metaphorically - [verb of motion]

Samples where give way or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for give way in the sense of this definition

(give way is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

(... is a kind of give way ) burst inward

"The bottle imploded"

(... is a kind of give way ) fold or collapse

"His knees buckled"

(... is a kind of give way ) fall loosely

"He flopped into a chair"

(... is a kind of give way ) curl over and fall apart in surf or foam, of waves

"The surf broke"

(... is a kind of give way ) fall or sink heavily

"He slumped onto the couch" "My spirits sank"

(give way has a similar meaning as ...) stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas or claims

"He abandoned the thought of asking for her hand in marriage" "Both sides have to give up some claims in these negotiations"

(give way has a similar meaning as ...) cause to burst

"The ice broke the pipe"

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