give way


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v give way 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"
    • v give way end resistance, as under pressure or force "The door yielded to repeated blows with a battering ram"
    • v give way move in order to make room for someone for something "The park gave way to a supermarket","`Move over,' he told the crowd"
    • v give way 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"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Approximately one out of every 55 women from Canada give birth in their car on the way to the hospital or clinic
    • Give way to fall back, to yield, to withdraw: to begin rowing—usually as a command to a crew
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  • Ovid
    “Let love give way to business; give attention to business and you will be safe.”
  • Isadora Duncan
    “The finest inheritance you can give to a child is to allow it to make its own way, completely on its own feet.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “You must give up the way it is... to have it the way you want it”
  • Wilson Mizner
    “The best way to keep your friends is not to give them away.”
  • Florence Scovel Shinn
    Florence Scovel Shinn
    “Giving opens the way for receiving.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Give light and people will find their own way.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. giefan; Goth. giban, Ger. geben.


In literature:

They went out from the front of the fight, and observed the left wing giving way.
"Erling the Bold" by R.M. Ballantyne
But the line was so good and strong that it caused the rod to show symptoms of giving way.
"Personal Reminiscences in Book Making" by R.M. Ballantyne
The encounter was sharp, and the rebels were giving way.
"Three Years in the Sixth Corps" by George T. Stevens
The least little touch mends, and it never gives way again.
"Molly Bawn" by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
Give way, give way now; now my Charles shines here, II.
"The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2" by Robert Herrick
The girl did not dare give way to her own terror, for she felt if she should become panic-stricken all would be lost.
"The Highgrader" by William MacLeod Raine
The strain was so great that it seemed an assured thing that something must give way.
"Rival Pitchers of Oakdale" by Morgan Scott
Art, literature, refinement, scientific administration, all had to give way to this Titanic labor.
"The Frontier in American History" by Frederick Jackson Turner
He's bound to back it, or else he should give way, and confess he ain't so sure about it as he said he was.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
The door was stout, but we saw that it was giving way.
"Old Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston
But give way, give way, or the savages will be up to us before we are alongside her.
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston
It is not the time to give way to wild grief.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
After giving way to a pang or two of disappointment, I began to think of the position in which I had placed myself.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
The health of my poor mother and sister began to give way.
"The Fugitives" by R.M. Ballantyne
The fall of their leader discouraged the French, who giving way, the English found themselves in possession of the brig.
"The Heir of Kilfinnan" by W.H.G. Kingston
I looked at Clem's face: it was very pale, and I was afraid he would give way altogether.
"Tales of the Sea" by W.H.G. Kingston
Here, give way, my lads, and let's get aboard.
"In the King's Name" by George Manville Fenn
Once inside, however, they do not give way to inaction; for Gaspar well knows they are not yet out of danger.
"Gaspar the Gaucho" by Mayne Reid
So threatening was the temper of the nation that his ministers pressed James to give way.
"History of the English People, Volume VII (of 8)" by John Richard Green
Then something within her seemed to give way, and she sank upon the ground.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry

In poetry:

"But if your honour gives your mind
To study all our ways,
With dance and song we'll jog along
As in those happy days.
"The Martinet" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Come, my Way, my Truth, my Life:
Such a Way, as gives us breath:
Such a Truth, as ends all strife:
Such a Life, as killeth death.
"The Call" by George Herbert
`Yours should be winning ways that make Love live,
And ne'er grow old,
With ever something yet more sweet to give,
Which you withhold.
"A Birthday Present" by Alfred Austin
They are, we reason, in our debt,
And wistfully we look for pay:
They give us what we ask -- and yet
We feel we are rather in the way.
"Children" by Bert Leston Taylor
The law brings terror to molest.
The gospel gives the weary rest:
The one does flags of death display,
The other shows the living way.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. II." by Ralph Erskine
'The jester walked in the garden.'
Did he so?
Well, there's no use your loving me
That way, Lady;
For I've nothing but songs to give you.
"Au Jardin" by Ezra Pound

In news:

Business Cards Give Way to Cellphone Apps for Networking.
Puppies and polka dots give way to new uniform policy at MedStar Montgomery.
Clouds and Sun Give Way To Full Overcast and Heavy Rain Tomorrow Morning.
A pipeline will soon be moved and give way for the long-awaited expansion of a stretch of Illinois Route 29 between Taylorville and Springfield.
Fun Fall Crafting Ideas for Kids Give Way To Creative Afternoons For You And Your Family.
San Marino volleyball doesn't give way to Flintridge Prep.
Phones give way to tax questions.
Morning Clouds & Showers Give Way to Periods of Sun.
'Linsanity' will give way to Melo.
Demonstrators won't give way to runners.
Abbas Won't Give Way on Refugee "Return" Even If He Gets State.
'Terps' could give way to 'Maryland' on new football uniforms.
Old war wounds give way to a new Vietnam.
Astros see what they have as drills give way to games.
Native plants give way to European and Asian 'invaders'.

In science:

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Problems on the geometry of finitely generated solvable groups
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Diffusion corrections to the hard pomeron
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Entanglement Swapping of Generalized Cat States and Secret Sharing
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On the quality of random number generators with taps
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A mechanism for randomness
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Quenched large deviations for diffusions in a random Gaussian shear flow drift
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The representation theory of the Ariki-Koike and cyclotomic q-Schur algebras
As long as ψ(2) < 1, this construction gives therefore a way of generating a measure which is arbitrary close (by choosing l small enough) to the limit measure M (dt).
Multifractal stationary random measures and multifractal random walks with log-infinitely divisible scaling laws
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Generalized free fields and the AdS-CFT correspondence
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From HAG to DAG: derived moduli spaces