Textual thesaurus for "give way"

(verb) break, break down, die, conk out, go, go bad, give out, fail

stop operating or functioning

The engine finally went; The car died on the road; The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town; The coffee maker broke; The engine failed on the way to town; her eyesight went after the accident

(verb) yield

end resistance, as under pressure or force

The door yielded to repeated blows with a battering ram

(verb) move over, ease up, give, yield

move in order to make room for someone for something

The park gave way to a supermarket; `Move over,' he told the crowd

(verb) founder, fall in, break, cave in, collapse, give

break down, literally or metaphorically

The wall collapsed; The business collapsed; The dam broke; The roof collapsed; The wall gave in; The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice