cave-in

noun
\ ˈkāv-ˌin How to pronounce cave-in (audio) \

Definition of cave-in

1 : the action of caving in
2 : a place where earth has caved in

First Known Use of cave-in

1860, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Cave-in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cave-in. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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cave-in

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cave-in

: 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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