stave in

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Related to stave in: Stave church, stave off
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Verb1.stave in - break in the staves (of); "stave in a cask"
break in - break so as to fall inward; "He broke in the door"
2.stave in - burst or force (a hole) into something
burst, break open, split - come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure; "The bubble burst"

w>stave in

pret, ptp <staved or stove in>
vt sepeindrücken; headeinschlagen
References in classic literature ?
Then he got into the nest, reared the stave in it as a mast, and hung up his shirt for a sail.