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Meaning of “give way” in the English Dictionary

"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 totraffic coming from the ​right. C2 to ​break, ​especially when under ​pressure from ​strongforces: Because of an ​unusuallystrongcurrent, the bridge's ​centralsupport gave way, ​tipping a ​coach into the ​river. to ​stoparguing or ​fighting against someone or something: Neither of them will give way, so they could be ​arguing for a very ​longtime. Don't give way toyourfears.
(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 ​woodenseats 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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