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English definition of “give way to sth”

give way to sth

(also make way for sth) UK
C2 to be replaced by something, especially because it is better, cheaper, easier, etc.: In some areas, modern intensive farming is giving way to the re-introduction of traditional methods.Replacing and exchanging
(Definition of give way to sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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