Meaning of “give way” in the English Dictionary


"give way" in English

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give way

C1 UK US yield to allow other vehicles to go past before you move onto a road:

You have to give way to traffic coming from the right.

C2 to break, especially when under pressure from strong forces:

Because of an unusually strong current, the bridge's central support gave way, tipping a coach into the river.

to stop arguing or fighting against someone or something:

Neither of them will give way, so they could be arguing for a very long time.
Don't give way to your fears.

(Definition of “give way” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"give way" in American English

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give way

to break or fall down suddenly:

The wooden seats gave way under the weight of the crowd.

(Definition of “give way” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)