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give way

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Verb

Infinitive
to give way

Third person singular
gives way

Simple past
given way

Past participle
-

Present participle
gave way

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

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