cave–in

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noun \ˈkāv-ˌin\

Definition of cave–in

  1. 1 :  the action of caving in

  2. 2 :  a place where earth has caved in

First Known Use of cave–in

1860


CAVE–IN Defined for English Language Learners

cave-in

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Definition of cave–in for English Language Learners

  • : an occurrence in which something (such as the roof or walls of a building or cave) suddenly falls down or inward

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