HyperDic: cave_in

English > 2 senses of the expression cave in:
VERBmotioncave in, collapse, fall in, give, give way, break, founderbreak down, literally or metaphorically
NOUNeventcave in, subsidencethe sudden collapse of something into a hollow beneath it
English > cave in: 2 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningThe sudden collapse of something into a hollow beneath it.
Synonymsubsidence
BroadercollapseA natural event caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in
Spanishderrumbamiento, derrumbe, hundimiento, subsidencia
Catalanesfondrament, esllavissament
Verbscave inbreak down, literally or metaphorically
English > cave in: 2 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningbreak down, literally or metaphorically.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Synonymscollapse, fall in, give, give way, break, founder
Caused bycollapse, burstCause to burst
Narrowerbreakcurl over and fall apart in surf or foam, of waves
buckle, crumpleFold or collapse
flopfall loosely
implode, go offBurst inward / inward
slump, slide down, sinkfall or sink heavily
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
Similar toabandon, give upstop maintaining or insisting on
collapse, burstCause to burst
Spanishcaer, ceder, colapsar, derrumbarse, desplomarse, desplomar, irse a pique, romperse
Catalandesplomar
Nounscave inthe sudden collapse of something into a hollow beneath it

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