Synonyms and Antonyms of giving way
to fall down or in as a result of physical pressure
- That old chair is going to give way soon.
buckling, caving (in), collapsing, crumpling, foundering, giving, going, going out, imploding, tumbling, yielding
deflating, flattening, melting, melting down
breaking, breaking down, conking (out), crashing, dying, failing, giving out, stalling
bursting, shattering, smashing, splintering, splitting
cracking, crumbling, popping, snapping
to move back or away (as from something difficult, dangerous, or disagreeable)
- They were urged to give way but chose to stand their ground.
flinching, recoiling, shrinking
backing down, backpedaling, backtracking, climbing down
detaching, disengaging, disentangling, pulling away
abandoning, departing, evacuating, going, leaving, quitting, vacating