- n. The act of something collapsing or caving in.
- n. The location where something has caved in.
- n. idiomatic The act of relenting.
- v. To collapse inward or downward.
- v. idiomatic To relent; to acquiesce; to comply; to grant approval; to lose willpower.
- n. the sudden collapse of something into a hollow beneath it
- v. break down, literally or metaphorically
“Others in straw skeps, grey as old thatch and starting to soften up and cave in at the crowns.”
“Instead, he said, "Don't make me cave in your skinny chest, bee-yotch.”
“As it was, I had not the least advantage by it or benefit from it; but there it lay in a drawer, and grew mouldy with the damp of the cave in the wet seasons; and if I had had the drawer full of diamonds, it had been the same case-they had been of no manner of value to me, because of no use.”
“Bin Laden also well understood how the Tora Bora caves where he sat down with Atwan for an interview and a photographic session would have a certain resonance in the Muslim world, as it was in a cave in the mountains that the Prophet Mohammed had first received the revelations of the Koran.”
“Brun didn't have an answer, and Creb's rationale seemed to offer some guidelines, but why did the girl have to bring the rabbit into the cave in the first place?”
“Stalagmites reared up from the base of the cave in clusters, overlying caves and grottoes.”
“He remembered what Menolly had said about fishing from her cave in the Dragon Stones, but he hadn't so much as a line.”
“Yes," he replied, "absolutely sans mademoiselle; for I am to take mademoiselle to the moon, and there I shall seek a cave in one of the white valleys among the volcano-tops, and mademoiselle shall live with me there, and only me.”
“My new listing has a man cave in the extra workshop/garage - complete with cable, lazy-boy chairs, and a wood stove.”
“At the seventh hour (one o'clock p. m.) all proceeded to the Mount of Olives, Eleona, the cave in which Our”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘cave in’.
An extract from the "Zold Tolmacs" project, a HU-EN environmental dictionary compiled by Robert Gulyas in 2000.
AA battery, aa lava, aapa mire, abandon the project, abandon the sewer..., abandoned car, abandoned dyke, abandoned farm, abandoned field, abandoned industr..., abandoned industr..., abandoned land and 5386 more...
Those I like and those that are NOT phrases e.g. Air would count but Arcade Fire would not, even if I like both. Also specific groups of words are included such as Iron Maiden (a specific thing) vs...
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