give way


give way
verb
1. move in order to make room for someone for something (Freq. 7)
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The park gave way to a supermarket

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`Move over,' he told the crowd

Syn: ↑move over, ↑give, ↑ease up, ↑yield
Hypernyms: ↑move
Verb Group: ↑abandon, ↑give up
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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Somebody ——s

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These cars won't give way

2. break down, literally or metaphorically (Freq. 1)
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The wall collapsed

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The business collapsed

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The dam broke

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The roof collapsed

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The wall gave in

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The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice

Syn: ↑collapse, ↑fall in, ↑cave in, ↑give, ↑break, ↑founder
Derivationally related forms: ↑cave in (for: ↑cave in), ↑collapse (for: ↑collapse)
Hypernyms: ↑change
Hyponyms:
implode, ↑go off, ↑buckle, ↑crumple, ↑flop, ↑break, ↑slump, ↑slide down, ↑sink
Verb Group: ↑abandon, ↑give up, ↑collapse, ↑burst
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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Somebody ——s

3. end resistance, as under pressure or force (Freq. 1)
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The door yielded to repeated blows with a battering ram

Syn: ↑yield
Hypernyms: ↑change
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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Somebody ——s

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Somebody ——s PP

4. stop operating or functioning
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The engine finally went

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The car died on the road

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The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town

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The coffee maker broke

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The engine failed on the way to town

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her eyesight went after the accident

Syn:
fail, ↑go bad, ↑die, ↑give out, ↑conk out, ↑go, ↑break, ↑break down
Derivationally related forms: ↑breakdown (for: ↑break down), ↑breakable (for: ↑break), ↑failure (for: ↑fail)
Hypernyms: ↑change
Hyponyms:
Verb Group:
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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

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  • 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 — 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


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