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To Cave in

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Definition of the verb to cave in

What does to cave in mean as a doing phrase?


  1. break down, literally or metaphorically

Alternative definition of the verb to cave in


  1. To collapse inward or downward.
  2. [idiomatic] To relent; to acquiesce; to comply; to grant approval; to lose willpower.

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Google previewWintu Dictionary (1985)

by Harvey Pitkin

hulal to cave in, to caved in ...

Google previewA Pronouncing and Defining Dictionary of the English Language (1856)

Abridged from Webster's American Dictionary, with Numerous Synonyms, Carefully Discriminated by Noah Webster, Chauncey Allen Goodrich, John Walker

to cave in, to fall in and leave a hollow. •rCA'VK-AT, n. [L.] A process in law to stop proceedings; a caution ; a warning. [earth. CAVERN, n. A large cave ; a hollow place in the CAVERN JD (k&v'ernd), a. Full of caverns; lodged in a cavern.

Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of Modern English (2013)

by Ernest Weekley

in-halvfn, to cave in, Du. af-halven, to hreah away, uit- halven, ...

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Quotes about To Cave in

I keep waiting for the roof to cave in. I was raised to follow the Golden Rule, you know, treat people the way you wish to be treated. That's kind of the way I live my life. Maybe someone up there likes me for that. (Matt LeBlanc)
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