Synonyms for give way

Synonyms for (verb) give way

Synonyms: break, break down, die, conk out, go, go bad, give out, give way, fail

Definition: stop operating or functioning

Usage: 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

Similar words: change

Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night


Synonyms: give way, yield

Definition: end resistance, as under pressure or force

Usage: The door yielded to repeated blows with a battering ram

Similar words: change

Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night


Synonyms: move over, ease up, give, give way, yield

Definition: move in order to make room for someone for something

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

Similar words: move

Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right


Synonyms: founder, fall in, break, cave in, collapse, give, give way

Definition: break down, literally or metaphorically

Usage: 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

Similar words: change

Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night