from The American Heritage® 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.
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- 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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The collapse of a footbridge near the main track-and-field stadium and the cave-in of a weightlifting venue highlight the weak construction at some venues.
Smart application of technology has made life underground more tolerable for the 33 Chilean miners who have been buried beneath 2,200 feet of rock and earth since a cave-in on Aug. 5.
The miners have been trapped below ground since a massive cave-in on Aug. 5.
The completion of the escape shaft Saturday morning caused bedlam in the tent city known as Camp Hope, where the miners 'relatives have held vigil since a cave-in sealed off the gold and copper mine Aug. 5.
The cave-in occurred in August 2007, just weeks after Craig was arrested for allegedly soliciting sex in an airport bathroom ...
The largest privately held coal company in the nation, Murray Energy owned a subsidiary that ran the Crandall Canyon Mine in Utah, the site of a tragic cave-in incident that took the lives of six miners and later three rescuers.
When a miner is trapped in a cave-in, Tatum savvily exploits and prolongs the man's plight in hopes of engineering his own prime-time comeback to the big-city dailies which have discarded him.
Earlier, an official in Cali said rescuers had heard noises inside the mine following the cave-in, though they were not human voices.
At times, the labor leadership has warned the White House that failure to deliver a jobs program and a cave-in on Social Security and Medicare will mean rank and file activists campaigning for Democratic House and Senate candidates but not going all out for Obama.
There was a cave-in about six years ago that severely damaged the sewer system.