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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A collapse, as of a tunnel or structure.
  • noun A place where a cave-in has occurred.
  • noun An act or instance of ceasing opposition or resistance.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative spelling of cave in.
  • verb Alternative spelling of cave in.

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