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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 give way

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 give way
      v 1: move in order to make room for someone for something; "The
           park gave way to a supermarket"; "`Move over,' he told
           the crowd" [syn: move over, give, ease up, yield]
      2: 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" [syn: collapse,
          fall in, cave in, give, break, founder]
      3: end resistance, especially under pressure or force; "The
         door yielded to repeated blows with a battering ram" [syn:
      4: 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" [syn: fail, go bad, die, give
         out, conk out, go, break, break down]