give way
phrasal 1. a. retreat b. to yield the right of way 2. to yield oneself without restraint or control 3. a. to yield to or as if to physical stress b. to yield to entreaty or insistence 4. to yield place 5. to begin to row

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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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a load or withstand a force and collapse or break. 3) allow another to be or go first. 4) (give way to) be replaced or superseded by.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 — index defer (yield in judgment), hear (give attention to), obey, relent, retreat, split, succumb, yield ( …   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

  • give way — verb a) To yield to persistent persuasion. The mother gave way to her crying child. b) To collapse or break under physical stresses. After years of neglect, the rusty old bridge could give way at any time …   Wiktionary

  • give way — 1》 yield. 2》 (of a support or structure) be unable to carry a load or withstand a force and collapse or break. 3》 Brit. allow someone or something to be or go first. 4》 (give way to) be replaced or superseded by. → way …   English new terms dictionary

  • give way — to break or fall down suddenly. Those wooden steps are old, and I m afraid one of them will give way, so we need to replace them this weekend …   New idioms dictionary

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