Definition of 'cave in'
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For a long time I sat there, waiting for the world to cave in the way I thought it surely would. BETTER THAN THIS (2002)`But with the liner no longer there to support the roof, I'd expect that the whole seabed would cave in. CORMORANT
Finally she spoke up, asking what the others thought had caused the cave-in. THE WITCH TREE SYMBOL (1994)
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Used Occasionally. cave in is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'cave in'
British English: cave-in NOUN
A cave-in is the sudden collapse of the roof of a cave or mine.
Definition of cave in from the Collins English Dictionary
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