Synonyms and Antonyms of gives way
to fall down or in as a result of physical pressure
- That old chair is going to give way soon.
buckles, caves (in), collapses, crumples, founders, gives, goes, goes out, implodes, tumbles, yields
deflates, flattens, melts, melts down
breaks, breaks down, conks (out), crashes, dies, fails, gives out, stalls
bursts, shatters, smashes, splinters, splits
cracks, crumbles, pops, snaps
to move back or away (as from something difficult, dangerous, or disagreeable)
- They were urged to give way but chose to stand their ground.
flinches, recoils, shrinks
backpedals, backs down, backtracks, climbs down
detaches, disengages, disentangles, pulls away
abandons, departs, evacuates, goes, leaves, quits, vacates