Synonyms and Antonyms of given 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, given, gone, gone out, imploded, tumbled, yielded
deflated, flattened, melted, melted down
broken, broken down, conked (out), crashed, died, failed, given 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, shrunk (or shrunken)
backed down, backpedaled, backtracked, climbed down
detached, disengaged, disentangled, pulled away
abandoned, departed, evacuated, gone, left, quit (also quitted), vacated