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English noun: cave

1. cave (object) a geological formation consisting of an underground enclosure with access from the surface of the ground or from the sea

Broader (hypernym)formation, geological formation

Narrower (hyponym)cavern, cove, grot, grotto

Instance hyponymFingal's Cave, Lascaux

Part holonymfloor, roof, stalactite, stalagmite, wall

English verb: cave

1. cave (contact) hollow out as if making a cave or opening

SamplesThe river was caving the banks.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)core out, hollow, hollow out

Narrower (hyponym)sap

2. cave (cognition) explore natural caves


Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)explore

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