give way to
give way to (someone or something)
To yield or give precedence to someone or something. Though we may not agree with them, we have to give way to younger voters eventually. They are the future of the country, for better or worse. This is a pedestrian shopping area, so cars and motorcycles must give way to people on foot. My grief gave way to anger when I realized that Tom had been responsible.
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give way to someone or something
to yield to someone or something; to give preference to someone or something. The cars gave way to the pedestrians. The motorboats have to give way to the sailboats.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
give way to1 allow yourself to be overcome by or to succumb to (an emotion or impulse). 2 be replaced or superseded by.
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