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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.


Synonymsundermine


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


Broader (hypernym)core out, hollow, hollow out


Narrower (hyponym)sap

2. cave (cognition) explore natural caves


Synonymsspelunk


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)explore









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