(third-person singular simple present gives way, present participle gave way, simple past and past participle given way)
- To yield to persistent persuasion.
- The mother gave way to her crying child.
- To collapse or break under physical stresses.
- After years of neglect, the rusty old bridge could give way at any time.
- To be followed, succeeded, or replaced by.
- Winter gave way to spring.
- To give precedence to other road users.
- At the crossing, cars must give way to pedestrians.