Synonyms and Antonyms of gave way
to fall down or in as a result of physical pressure
- That old chair is going to give way soon.
buckled, caved (in), collapsed, crumpled, foundered, gave, imploded, tumbled, went, went out, yielded
deflated, flattened, melted, melted down
broke, broke down, conked (out), crashed, died, failed, gave out, stalled
burst (also bursted), shattered, smashed, splintered, split
cracked, crumbled, popped, snapped
to move back or away (as from something difficult, dangerous, or disagreeable)
- They were urged to give way but chose to stand their ground.
flinched, recoiled, shrank (or shrunk)
backed down, backpedaled, backtracked, climbed down
detached, disengaged, disentangled, pulled away
abandoned, departed, evacuated, left, quit (also quitted), vacated, went