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- To make progress.
- He was starting to make his way in the world.
- (nautical, of a vessel) To progress through the water .
- (idiomatic, intransitive) To give place or step aside.
2008 September 15, Philip P. Pan, “In Wake of Georgian War, Russian Media Feel Heat”, Washington Post, page A14:
- Many analysts say he remains Russia's paramount leader despite stepping down as president to make way for Medvedev
2011 September 24, Aled Williams, “Chelsea 4 - 1 Swansea”, BBC Sport:
- Chelsea made two changes to the side that lost at Manchester United, with Frank Lampard making way for John Obi Mikel and Nicolas Anelka starting ahead of Didier Drogba.
- (nautical) an instruction to get out of the way of someone else, usually because they are carrying something and need a clear pathway. Compare with gangway.
- ^ Bowditch