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Hi,

I think I heard someone say "Gain way" in a movie (the intended meaning was

"walk away, give me some room").

Do native speakers use this expression ?

If yes, then does it mean "walk away"?

Thanks in advance !
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'Give way' is more likely.
I propbably misheard what was said.

Thanks, MM !
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Hi,

My gues is that what you heard was 'gangway'.

interj.

Used to clear a passage through a crowded area.

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/gangway

Best wishes, Clive
"Gain way", is indeed, used on occasion in both the UK and in American English idiom. It's usually shouted, and is used as an urgent order or request for people to clear a path or make room for someone or moving through. An example might be someone trying to push through a crowd of people to help an accident victim, shouting, "Gain way!" The crowd would understand this to mean, "Get out of my way!" or "Let me through!". I have, myself, heard people misspeak and say, "Gang way!".
Hi,

I'venever heard anyone use 'gain way' in that way. I wouldn't understand the term, although I suppose I would understand the accompanying actions of shoving, jostling, etc.

Clive

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AnonymousAn example might be someone trying to push through a crowd of people to help an accident victim, shouting, "Gain way!" The crowd would understand this to mean, "Get out of my way!" or "Let me through!". I have, myself, heard people misspeak and say, "Gang way!".
I have heard "gangway" but never "gain way." What makes you think "gain way" is the "correct" form of "gangway"? (I'm not saying it's impossible, it just would never have occurred to me. ) It seems to me that "give way" would be more appropriate.

(Clive, I'm with you on this one!)
From Merriam-Webster's Learners' Dictionary:

gang·way /ˈgæŋˌweɪ/ noun

plural gang·ways

1 [count] : gangplank

2 [count] Brit : a passage between sections of seats in a theater, airplane, etc. : aisle

3— used to tell people in a crowd to move aside so that someone can pass through ▪ “Gangway!” the man shouted as he pushed his way through the crowd.

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From Wiktionary:

Interjection

gangway
  1. (to a crowd) Make way ! Clear a path !  [quotations ▲]
    • 1934, P. L. Travers , Mary Poppins, p 157:And he pushed his way through the crowd crying, "Gangway, gangway!" and dragging Jane and Michael after him