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Synonyms for cave in
cave in

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  1. cave inverb

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

  2. cave inverb

    The act of something collapsing or caving in.

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

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

  3. cave innoun

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

    I finally caved in and had a slice of cake.

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

  4. cave innoun

    The act of relenting.

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cave in, subsidenceverb

    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, founderverb

    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

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How to use cave in in a sentence?

  1. Caleb Shumway:

    He was way down in the cave, in fact, the cave he was down in ... there was the initial level of the cave that we crawled into and found the first bone, and then the cave tunnels off to the side, and we found a bag, and then we actually found the actual body. It was over some more, and down even deeper into the ground.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Pastor John MacArthur:

    Ultimately, the dissenters, the ones who will not cave in, are going to be those who are faithful to the Bible, and that's what's already leading to laws made against doing what we are commanded to do in Scripture, which is to confront that sin. And that's just going to escalate.


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  • rendirse aSpanish
  • romahtaa, sortuaFinnish
  • cabosser, s'effondrer, éboulementFrench
  • kapitulere, kollapse, gi opp, gi etter, knele, resignere, bryte sammenNorwegian
  • afkalvenDutch
  • обвал, обваливаться, завал, обрушатьсяRussian

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