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.
An example of the kinetics of oxygen liberation by a stave in a model solution is presented in Figure 1.
Because the fire pot is down on the floor, and the staves are sticking up three feet into the air, it is guaranteed that the ends of the staves will get more heat treatment than the belly, which virtually guarantees every stave in every barrel will bridge at least two official toast levels and bring two sets of aromatic goodies to the party.