Synonyms and Antonyms of give way
to fall down or in as a result of physical pressure
- That old chair is going to give way soon.
buckle, cave (in), collapse, crumple, founder, give, go, go out, implode, tumble, yield
deflate, flatten, melt, melt down
break, break down, conk (out), crash, die, fail, give out, stall
burst, shatter, smash, splinter, split
crack, crumble, pop, snap
to move back or away (as from something difficult, dangerous, or disagreeable)
- They were urged to give way but chose to stand their ground.
flinch, recoil, shrink
back down, backpedal, backtrack, climb down
detach, disengage, disentangle, pull away
abandon, depart, evacuate, go, leave, quit, vacate