cave-in
noun Date: 1860 1. the action of caving in 2. a place where earth has caved in

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  • cave in — (to (someone/something)) to agree to something after originally opposing it. If the pressure from your parents becomes too strong, you might cave in and go to graduate school. Etymology: based on the literal meaning of cave in (= to suddenly fall …   New idioms dictionary

  • cave in — {v.} 1. To fall or collapse inward. * /The mine caved in and crushed three miners./ * /Don t climb on that old roof. It might cave in./ 2. {informal} To weaken and be forced to give up. * /The children begged their father to take them to the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cave in — {v.} 1. To fall or collapse inward. * /The mine caved in and crushed three miners./ * /Don t climb on that old roof. It might cave in./ 2. {informal} To weaken and be forced to give up. * /The children begged their father to take them to the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cave-in — cave ins N COUNT A cave in is the sudden collapse of the roof of a cave or mine …   English dictionary

  • Cave In — Allgemeine Information …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • cave-in — noun count the sudden fall of the roof of a CAVE or mine …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cave-in — [kāv′in΄] n. 1. an act or instance of caving in 2. a place where the ground, a mine, etc. has caved in …   English World dictionary

  • cave-in — n 1.) when the roof of something such as a mine falls in 2.) when someone stops opposing something …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cave in — index break (fracture), succumb Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • cave-in — cave′ in n. 1) a collapse, as of anything hollow 2) cvb a site of such a collapse 3) cvb surrender or yielding to another • Etymology: 1700–10 …   From formal English to slang

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