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English noun: cave in

1. cave in (event) the sudden collapse of something into a hollow beneath it


Synonymssubsidence


Broader (hypernym)collapse


English verb: cave in

1. cave in (motion) break down, literally or metaphorically


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymsbreak, collapse, fall in, founder, give, give way


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)change


Narrower (hyponym)break, buckle, crumple, flop, go off, implode, sink, slide down, slump


Verb groupabandon, burst, collapse, give up









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