What's the difference between give and give way. I'll start with what I know so far, and what I think to be the case, please set me straight where you think I'm wrong.
Give= yield or give way to pressure --> "the heavy door didn't give until the fifth push"
So "give way" is a direct synonym, but unlike "give" ( meaning "to yield"), it takes ( or may not take) an object --> " The door didn't give way / didn't give way to pressure until the fifth push"
But , it has several more meanings, derived from this one meaning, where "give" alone can't replace it. For instance:
-To be followed, succeeded, or replaced by --> ‘Alan's discomfort gave way to anger’ --> In some areas, modern intensive farming is giving way to the re-introduction of traditional methods
(To me, it seems like it implies a certain reluctance (literal or metaphorical) from the party that "yields", and thus the one that replaces the other tends to be more powerful, "forcing" the other aside. In other words - and I'll take an example from above- modern intensive farming holds out as much as possible, but eventually caves in, and farmers stop holding onto it, and bring back traditional methods, having to admit for instance, that they work better or whatever. So to me there's a sense of "overpowering" or " overwhelming", or something along those lines.
Are there any nuances I should be aware of?