Synonyms of 'give way'
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1 collapseDictionary, give, fall
The whole ceiling gave way and fell in on us.
A section of the Bay Bridge had collapsed.
My knees gave under me.
Her father fell into the sea after a massive heart attack.
She's calm and strong, and will not crack under pressure.
Paola's marriage broke down.
Does that mean that the whole house is subsiding?
Sometimes we just crumpled under our grief.
fall to pieces
go to pieces
2 concedeDictionary, yield, back down
I knew he'd give way if I nagged enough.
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If you acquiesce in something, you agree to do what someone wants or to accept what they do.
He seemed to acquiesce in the decision.
Thesaurus for give way from the Collins English Thesaurus
to collapse or break down