give way

give way  {v.}
1. Отходить; отступать.
The enemy army is giving way before the cannon fire.
Ср.: FALL BACK.
2. Давать место, отходить с дороги.
The children gave way and let their mother through the door.
Compare: MAKE WAY.
3. Терять контроль над собой; терять мужество и веру; уступать.
Mrs. Jones didn't give way during the flood, but she was very frightened.
4. Разрушаться; подводить.
The river was so high that the dam gave way.
Mary's legs gave way and she fainted.
Ср.: GIVE OUT (4), LET GO (1a).
5. Поддаваться на уговоры; давать разрешение.
Billy kept asking his mother if he could go to the movies and she finally gave way.
Ср.: GIVE IN.
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