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Definition of "cave in" []

  • The act of something collapsing or caving in. (noun)
  • The location where something has caved in. (noun)
  • The act of relenting. (noun)
  • To collapse inward or downward. (verb)
  • To relent; to acquiesce; to comply; to grant approval; to lose willpower. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "cave in" in a sentence
  • "Bin Laden also well understood how the Tora Bora caves where he sat down with Atwan for an interview and a photographic session would have a certain resonance in the Muslim world, as it was in a cave in the mountains that the Prophet Mohammed had first received the revelations of the Koran."
  • "My new listing has a man cave in the extra workshop/garage - complete with cable, lazy-boy chairs, and a wood stove."
  • "Instead, he said, "Don't make me cave in your skinny chest, bee-yotch.""
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