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give place to

To be replaced by something or someone else. With that loss, we gave place to the team below us in the standings and found ourselves outside the playoff picture.
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give ˈplace to somebody/something

(formal) be replaced by somebody/something: Houses and factories gave place to open fields as the train gathered speed.
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