cave-in definition

  • noun:
    • A collapse, at the time of a tunnel or construction.
    • someplace where a cave-in features taken place.
    • An act or instance of ceasing opposition or opposition: The vote had been seen as a cave-in towards demands of this management.
    • Alternative spelling of cave in.
    • A caving in of roofing strata of a mine, or for the sides of a shaft or pit, sometimes expanding towards surface. In addition cave.
  • verb:
    • Alternative spelling of cave in.

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