give way

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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to let other traffic pass)
a. ceder el paso
That boat is dragging nets, so we have to give way.Ese barco está arrastrando redes, así que tenemos que ceder el paso.
2. (to collapse)
a. hundirse
The old roof gave way underneath Gordon's feet.El techo viejo se hundió bajo los pies de Gordon.
b. ceder
I'm afraid that suspension bridge will give way if we all try to go out on it at once.Me temo que ese puente colgante ceda si tratamos de salir todos juntos.
3. (to be superseded; used with "to")
a. dar paso
The horse and buggy gave way to the automobile.El caballo y la carreta dieron paso al automóvil.
4. (to surrender; used with "to")
a. ceder
Clara was tired of arguing, so she gave way to Peter's requests.Clara estaba cansada de discutir, así que cedió ante las peticiones de Peter.
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give way
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (collapse)
a. ceder, hundirse
2. (yield; in argument)
a. ceder
3. (in car)
a. ceder el paso
g wayceda el paso
4. (be superseded)
a. verse desbancado(a)
her tears gave way to laughterlas lágrimas dieron paso a la risa
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