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from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A collapse, as of a tunnel or structure.
  • n. A place where a cave-in has occurred.
  • n. An act or instance of ceasing opposition or resistance: The vote was seen as a cave-in to the demands of the administration.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative spelling of cave in.
  • v. Alternative spelling of cave in.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A caving in of the roof strata of a mine, or of the sides of a shaft or pit, sometimes extending to the surface. Also cave.

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