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"give way" in British 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)
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