English noun: cave in
|1.||cave in (event) the sudden collapse of something into a hollow beneath it|
English verb: cave in
|1.||cave in (motion) break down, literally or metaphorically|
|Samples||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.
|Synonyms||break, collapse, fall in, founder, give, give way|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s.|
|Narrower (hyponym)||break, buckle, crumple, flop, go off, implode, sink, slide down, slump|
|Verb group||abandon, burst, collapse, give up|