What does gives way mean?

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  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of give way
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Here, however, momentary escape into the wild blue yonder gives way to reality as his body is found amongst the vehicle's twisted wreckage.
I feel I would have to shop at stores where quality gives way to affordability.
The light-hearted banter often gives way to arguments before someone intervenes with a joke to lighten the mood.
Classic Bordelaise fruit gives way to a dense texture of winter forest fruits with an elegant, muscular finish.
This pure static gives way to white noise that begins, eventually, to resemble a rhythm.
He said a proper safety harness will save a window washer's life if the scaffolding underneath suddenly gives way.

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