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  • noun The act of something collapsing or caving in.
  • noun The location where something has caved in.
  • noun idiomatic The act of relenting.
  • verb To collapse inward or downward.
  • verb idiomatic To relent; to acquiesce; to comply; to grant approval; to lose willpower.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the sudden collapse of something into a hollow beneath it
  • verb break down, literally or metaphorically

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