cave-in

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cave-in

(kāv′ĭn′)
n.
1.
a. A collapse, as of a tunnel or structure.
b. A place where a cave-in has occurred.
2. An act or instance of ceasing opposition or resistance: The vote was seen as a cave-in to the demands of the administration.
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cave′-in`



n.
1. a collapse, as of anything hollow.
2. a site of such a collapse.
3. surrender or yielding to another.
[1700–10]
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Translations

cave-in

[ˈkeɪvɪn] N [of roof etc] → derrumbe m, derrumbamiento m; [of pavement etc] → socavón m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

cave-in

[ˈkeɪvˌɪn] ncrollo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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