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Meaning of GIVE WAY

Pronunciation:  giv wey

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  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"
  2. [v]  end resistance, esp. under pressure or force; "The door yielded to repeated blows with a battering ram."
  3. [v]  move in order to make room for someone for something; "The park gave way to a supermarket"; "`Move over,' he told the crowd"
  4. [v]  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"
 Synonyms: break, break, break down, cave in, collapse, conk out, die, ease up, fail, fall in, founder, give, give out, go, go bad, move over, yield, yield
 See Also: blow, blow out, buckle, burn out, change, change, crash, crumple, flop, go down, go off, implode, malfunction, misfire, misfunction, move, sink, slide down, slump



Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: 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, come apart, come off, come undone, come unstuck, compose, compound, compromise, conk out, cop out, crack, crack up, crumble, cut, cut a crab, cut prices, decline, deflate, depreciate, despair, despair of, despond, devaluate, disintegrate, dive, droop, drop, duck responsibility, evade responsibility, fade, fail, faint, fall, fall in price, fall off, fall to pieces, falter, feather, feather an oar, fissure, fizzle out, flag, flop, flop down, flump, flump down, fly apart, founder, fracture, get loose, give, give and take, give away, give ground, give in, give out, give up, give up hope, go down, go downhill, go fifty-fifty, go soft, go to pieces, hit rock bottom, hit the skids, jew down, languish, lapse, lose heart, lose hope, lower, make a deal, make an adjustment, make concessions, mark down, meet halfway, nose-dive, pace, paddle, pare, peel off, peg out, peter out, pine, play politics, plop, plop down, plumb the depths, plummet, plump, plunge, ply the oar, poop out, pull, punt, quit the field, reach a compromise, reach the depths, reduce, relax, relent, row, row away, row dry, rupture, sag, scull, set, settle, settle down, shave, ship oars, shoot, sink, sink down, sink into despair, sky an oar, slash, slouch, slump, slump down, snap, split, split the difference, spring a leak, spring apart, start, strike a balance, strike a bargain, submerge, submit, subside, surrender, swag, take the mean, touch bottom, trim, unbend, unravel, weaken, wear away, wear thin, wilt, yield, yield to despair