HyperDic: give_way

English > 4 senses of the expression give way:
VERBmotiongive way, move over, give, ease up, yieldmove in order to make room for someone for something
motiongive way, collapse, fall in, cave in, give, break, founderbreak down, literally or metaphorically
changegive way, yieldend resistance, as under pressure or force
changegive way, fail, go bad, die, give out, conk out, go, break, break downstop operating or functioning
English > give way: 4 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningMove in order to make room for someone for something.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
ModelThese cars won't give way
Synonymsmove over, give, ease up, yield
Caused byretire, strike outCause to get out
BroadermoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
Similar toabandon, give upstop maintaining or insisting on
Spanishapartar, retirar
Catalancedir
English > give way: 4 senses > verb 2, motion
Meaningbreak down, literally or metaphorically.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Synonymscollapse, fall in, cave in, give, break, founder
Caused bycollapse, burstCause to burst
Narrowerbreakcurl over and fall apart in surf or foam, of waves
buckle, crumpleFold or collapse
flopfall loosely
implode, go offBurst inward / inward
slump, slide down, sinkfall or sink heavily
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
Similar toabandon, give upstop maintaining or insisting on
collapse, burstCause to burst
Spanishcaer, ceder, colapsar, derrumbarse, desplomarse, desplomar, irse a pique, romperse
Catalandesplomar
English > give way: 4 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningend resistance, as under pressure or force.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymyield
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
Spanishceder, sucumbir
Catalancedir, sucumbir
English > give way: 4 senses > verb 4, change
Meaningstop operating or functioning.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymsfail, go bad, die, give out, conk out, go, break, break down
Narrowerblow out, burn out, blowmelt, break, or become otherwise unusable
crash, go downstop operating
malfunction, misfunctionfail to function or function improperly
misfirefail to fire or detonate
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
Similar tobreakRender inoperable or ineffective
die, decease, perish, go, exit, pass away, expire, pass, kick the bucket, cash in one's chips, buy the farm, conk, give-up the ghost, drop dead, pop off, choke, croak, snuff itPass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain / sustain life
Spanishaveriarse, estropearse, fallar, morir, pararse, perecer, romper
Catalanavariar-se, espatllar-se, fallar, parar-se

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