What is another word for give way?

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To yield to someone or something
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“The company resisted as far as it could, but was forced to give way under the joint pressure of the workers and the government.”
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To collapse from being unable to withstand a force or load
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“Often, support beams would give way under the pressure of shifting rock.”
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To be replaced or superseded by (something else)
“Aware that shock, grief, and fear would give way to rage and cries for vengeance, many journalists felt a need to carefully pick their way.”
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To act in a submissive manner
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To move back or away from a place or situation
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To diminish in intensity or severity, especially gradually
axeUK
axUS
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To stop operating
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To become open
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Conform, give in
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To make or cause to make the slightest movement
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To accede, or be persuaded, to an argument or proposal
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To change one's opinion or stance, especially at the behest of someone
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To stop living
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