give way


give way
1)

the government gave way and passed the bill

Syn:
yield, back down, surrender, concede defeat, give in, submit; informal throw in the towel/sponge, cave in
2)

the door gave way

Syn:
collapse, give, cave in, fall in, come apart, crumple

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  • give way — ► give way 1) yield. 2) be unable to carry a load or withstand a force and collapse or break. 3) allow another to be or go first. 4) (give way to) be replaced or superseded by. Main Entry: ↑way …   English terms dictionary

  • give way to — 1. To yield to, submit to 2. To allow to take precedence, give priority to 3. To succumb to (eg grief) • • • Main Entry: ↑give …   Useful english dictionary

  • give way — index defer (yield in judgment), hear (give attention to), obey, relent, retreat, split, succumb, yield ( …   Law dictionary

  • give way to — (something) to be replaced by something. My excitement gave way to fear when I drove a car for the first time …   New idioms dictionary

  • give way to — index submit (yield) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • give way — 1) if something gives way, it breaks or falls down because there is too much weight or pressure on it The bridge threatened to give way as the flood waters rose. 2) to agree to something that someone else wants instead of what you want The… …   English dictionary

  • give way — {v.} 1. To go back; retreat. * /The enemy army is giving way before the cannon fire./ Compare: FALL BACK. 2. To make room, get out of the way. * /The children gave way and let their mother through the door./ Compare: MAKE WAY. 3. To lose control… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • give way — {v.} 1. To go back; retreat. * /The enemy army is giving way before the cannon fire./ Compare: FALL BACK. 2. To make room, get out of the way. * /The children gave way and let their mother through the door./ Compare: MAKE WAY. 3. To lose control… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • give\ way — v 1. To go back; retreat. The enemy army is giving way before the cannon fire. Compare: fall back 2. To make room, get out of the way. The children gave way and let their mother through the door. Compare: make way 3. To lose control of yourself;… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • give way — verb 1. move in order to make room for someone for something (Freq. 7) The park gave way to a supermarket Move over, he told the crowd • Syn: ↑move over, ↑give, ↑ease up, ↑yield • …   Useful english dictionary

  • give way — v. (d; intr.) ( to yield ) to give way to (reason gave way to hysteria) * * * (d; intr.) ( to yield ) to give way to (reason gave way to hysteria) …   Combinatory dictionary