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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

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  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. 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.

  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. 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.

  4. The Tea Party:

    Senate Republicans are about to cave in to President Obama, it’s time … to ratchet up the pressure on wobbly Senators.

  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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