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give way

C1 UK 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.
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