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- v. To yield to persistent persuasion.
- v. To collapse or break under physical stresses.
- v. To be followed, succeeded, or replaced by.
- v. To give precedence to other road users.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. move in order to make room for someone for something
- v. end resistance, as under pressure or force
- v. stop operating or functioning
- v. break down, literally or metaphorically
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Farther along the river, the wharves give way to manor houses surrounded by broad lawns and gardens running down to the river.
Mr Momson was one whose obstinacy was wont to give way when sufficiently attacked.
The insane notoriously give way to all their emotions with little or no restraint; and I am informed by Dr.J. Crichton Browne, that nothing is more characteristic of simple melancholia, even in the male sex, than a tendency to weep on the slightest occasions, or from no cause.
There had been moments when the situation had presented itself under a homelier yet more vivid image—that of a shaky vehicle, dashed by unbroken steeds ever a bumping road, while she cowered within, aware that the harness wanted mending, and wondering what would give way first.
My legs did give way then, and I heard Monsieur LeGrand give a startled exclamation as I suddenly swayed and closed my eyes.
Tumbled walls covered in moss give way to fields running down to the water.
By abandoning power-based bargaining and substituting an agreed-upon rational structure for jointly analyzing costs, determining prices, and sharing profits, adversarial relationships give way to cooperative ones.
It was a fierce battle in the winter cold, but at last the Pisidians began to give way as they had no armor and were suffering grievous injuries.
Then business would increase in predatoriness until it eventually degenerated into a system of naked force, undisguised prerogative, and arbitrary command in which the businessman would give way to a recrudescence of the old warlord.
Its skin looked ready to burst and give way to the blood-colored juices inside.