cave in


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cave in

vb (intr, adverb)
1. to collapse; subside
2. informal to yield completely, esp under pressure
n
3. the sudden collapse of a roof, piece of ground, etc, into a hollow beneath it; subsidence
4. (Mining & Quarrying) the site of such a collapse, as at a mine or tunnel
5. informal an instance of yielding completely, esp under pressure
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cave in - the sudden collapse of something into a hollow beneath it
collapse - a natural event caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in; "the roof is in danger of collapse"; "the collapse of the old star under its own gravity"
Verb1.cave in - break down, literally or metaphoricallycave in - break down, literally or metaphorically; "The wall collapsed"; "The business collapsed"; "The dam broke"; "The roof collapsed"; "The wall gave in"; "The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
implode, go off - burst inward; "The bottle imploded"
abandon, give up - stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas or claims; "He abandoned the thought of asking for her hand in marriage"; "Both sides have to give up some claims in these negotiations"
buckle, crumple - fold or collapse; "His knees buckled"
flop - fall loosely; "He flopped into a chair"
break - curl over and fall apart in surf or foam, of waves; "The surf broke"
slide down, slump, sink - fall or sink heavily; "He slumped onto the couch"; "My spirits sank"
collapse, burst - cause to burst; "The ice broke the pipe"

cave

noun
A hollow beneath the earth's surface:
phrasal verb
cave in
1. To fall in:
Idiom: give way.
2. To suddenly lose all health or strength:
Informal: crack up.
Slang: conk out.
Idiom: give way.
Translations
يَنْهار،يَتَقَوَّض
propadnout sezřítit se
beomlik
hrynja
prepadnúť sa
çökmekgöçmek

w>cave in

vi
(= collapse) (roof, wall)einstürzen; (fig: scheme etc) → zusammenbrechen
(inf: = surrender, yield) → nachgeben, kapitulieren

cave

(keiv) noun
a large natural hollow in rock or in the earth. The children explored the caves.
ˈcaveman (-mӕn) noun
in prehistoric times, a person who lived in a cave. Cavemen dressed in the skins of animals.
cave in
(of walls etc) to collapse.
References in periodicals archive ?
This was followed by a cave in in the Greater Kailash area.
In February, 13 workers were killed when a methane explosion caused a mine in Turkey's northwestern Balikesir province to cave in.
An encumbrance is anything that creates a hazardous surcharge load on the sides of an open trench or excavation, which could cause it to cave in.