With 2014 as a congressional election year, the acrid scrums of 2013 will give way to the combat of the campaign.
But when they weren't, Bauer continues, it seemed the floorboards might give way, her talent unnoticed and mourned by no one.
We always knew that Obamamania would have to give way to realism, like it or not.
In recent years, however, this premise has begun to give way.
She was refusing to be lost in her own hurt and she urged others not to allow themselves to give way to anger.
If a man put his weight on them, they'd be sure to give way.
But knowing this, it will not do to give way to ease, unchecked by courtesy.
Unnerved as she had first been by the disaster, she realized that to give way to her trouble would not do the least bit of good.
If I did not give way for this man, for whom should I give way to grief?
But his health, which had long been in a declining state, began to give way rapidly.
Old English weg "road, path, course of travel," from Proto-Germanic *wegaz (cf. Old Saxon, Dutch weg, Old Norse vegr, Old Frisian wei, Old High German weg, German Weg, Gothic wigs "way"), from PIE *wegh- "to move" (see weigh). Most of the extended senses developed in Middle English. Adverbial meaning "very, extremely" is by 1986, perhaps from phrase all the way. Ways and means "resources at a person's disposal" is attested from early 15c. Way-out (adj.) "original, bold," is jazz slang, first recorded 1940s. Encouragement phrase way to go is short for that's the way to go.
Very; extremely; absolutely; to the max: one of the way coolest in the US (1980s+)
Yes; on the contrary •Used as a response to the negative ''No way!'' (1990s+)
beat one's way, the french way, go out of one's way, go the limit, the greek way, the hard way, in a big way, know one's way around, not a one-way street, no way, rub someone the wrong way, there's no way
[May have developed from all the way, attested along with way, both meaning ''very'' in prison slang of the 1980s]