cave
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin cava, from cavus hollow; akin to Greek koilos hollow, and probably to Greek kyein to be pregnant — more at cyme Date: 13th century 1. a natural underground chamber or series of chambers open to the surface 2. a usually underground chamber for storage <
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; also the articles stored there II. verb (caved; caving) Date: 15th century transitive verb to form a cave in or under ; hollow, undermine intransitive verb to explore caves especially as a sport or hobby • caver noun III. verb (caved; caving) Etymology: probably alteration of calve Date: 1513 intransitive verb 1. to fall in or down especially from being undermined — usually used with in 2. to cease to resist ; submit — usually used with in transitive verb to cause to fall or collapse — usually used with in

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