1. [ verb ] move in order to make room for someone for something
Synonyms: give move_over yield ease_up

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

Related terms: move abandon
2. [ verb ] end resistance, esp. under pressure or force
Synonyms: yield

"The door yielded to repeated blows with a battering ram."

Related terms: change
3. [ verb ] break down, literally or metaphorically
Synonyms: collapse fall_in cave_in give founder break

"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"

Related terms: change flop buckle slump break implode abandon collapse cave_in
4. [ verb ] stop operating or functioning
Synonyms: fail break break_down die go_bad go conk_out give_out

"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"

Related terms: change blow_out misfire crash malfunction die break failure
Similar spelling:   give_away