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Synonyms for cave in

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cave in, subsidence(verb)

    the sudden collapse of something into a hollow beneath it

    Synonyms:
    remittal, subsiding, settling, remission, subsidence

  2. collapse, fall in, cave in, give, give way, break, founder(verb)

    break down, literally or metaphorically

    "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:
    crack, consecrate, break away, give way, unwrap, devote, contribute, chip in, give out, split up, conk out, part, have, afford, collapse, hold, die, transgress, founder, weaken, crumple, bump, discover, snap off, turn over, go, demote, ease up, break out, separate, split, hand, gift, crack up, damp, smash, render, move over, feed, pay, get out, fracture, relegate, bring out, violate, reveal, divulge, pause, let on, open, get around, interrupt, wear out, grant, establish, break-dance, stop, check, break up, breach, develop, fall flat, give, return, apply, present, better, make, offend, go bad, impart, generate, break off, disclose, bust, erupt, give away, reach, recrudesce, tumble, break dance, go against, dampen, throw, fall in, soften, break in, let out, dedicate, ruin, fall apart, kick downstairs, burst, pass, break down, infract, fail, come apart, bankrupt, crumble, fall through, join, expose, break, crock up, discontinue, intermit, flop, leave, yield, get together, commit, sacrifice, wear, kick in, pass on

Wiktionary

  1. cave in(noun)

    Synonyms:
    rockfall, sellout, acquiescence, collapse, breakage, blockage, consent, assent, give up, give in, relinquish, stave, crush, give way, stave in, break, yield

  2. cave in(noun)

    To collapse inward or downward.

    We were warned away from the rickety old mine because of the danger of cave-ins.

    Synonyms:
    blockage, consent, collapse, breakage, sellout, rockfall, acquiescence, give way, yield, relinquish, give up, stave, assent, crush, stave in, give in, break

  3. cave in(noun)

    To relent; to acquiesce; to comply; to grant approval; to lose willpower.

    I finally caved in and had a slice of cake.

    Synonyms:
    sellout, consent, blockage, acquiescence, collapse, rockfall, breakage, give in, stave in, assent, stave, give up, relinquish, crush, yield, break, give way

  4. cave in(noun)

    The act of relenting.

    It was a cave in, but I let my child have a candy to shut her up.

    Synonyms:
    blockage, breakage, sellout, collapse, rockfall, consent, acquiescence

How to pronounce cave in?

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How to say cave in in sign language?

  1. cavein

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How to use cave in in a sentence?

  1. Andrei Lankov:

    Sony was stupid to make a movie about killing Kim Jung-un, but it was even more stupid to cave in to pressure.

  2. Alan Cooper:

    We found that the Neanderthals from Spy Cave in Belgium consumed woolly rhinoceros and European wild sheep, supplemented with wild mushrooms, those from El Sidrón Cave on the other hand showed no evidence for meat consumption... showing quite different lifestyles between the two groups.

  3. Peter Daszak:

    The new coronavirus matched a sample taken from a horseshoe bat in a cave in Yunnan in 2013, it was 96.2 % identical.

  4. Gulfport Mayor Bill Hewes:

    If you make a resolution revolving around food, you’re going to cave in because it’s just too good and [ there’s ] too much to offer.

  5. Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz:

    I think it's wrong to signal that you're going to cave in the end, i think the Senate majority leader is wrong. I disagree with him.


Translations for cave in

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  • rendirse aSpanish
  • sortua, romahtaaFinnish
  • cabosser, éboulement, s'effondrerFrench
  • bryte sammen, kapitulere, kollapse, gi opp, gi etter, knele, resignereNorwegian
  • afkalvenDutch
  • обрушаться, обвал, обваливаться, завалRussian

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