caving

noun
cav·​ing | \ ˈkā-viŋ How to pronounce caving (audio) \

Definition of caving

: the sport of exploring caves : spelunking

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But Xi shows no sign of caving and may use rare earths as a bargaining chip. David J. Lynch, Anchorage Daily News, "China hints it will choke off U.S. ‘rare earths’ access. But it’s not that easy.," 11 June 2019 But Xi shows no sign of caving and may use rare earths as a bargaining chip. David J. Lynch, Anchorage Daily News, "China hints it will choke off U.S. ‘rare earths’ access. But it’s not that easy.," 11 June 2019 But Xi shows no sign of caving and may use rare earths as a bargaining chip. David J. Lynch, Anchorage Daily News, "China hints it will choke off U.S. ‘rare earths’ access. But it’s not that easy.," 11 June 2019 But Xi shows no sign of caving and may use rare earths as a bargaining chip. David J. Lynch, Anchorage Daily News, "China hints it will choke off U.S. ‘rare earths’ access. But it’s not that easy.," 11 June 2019 But Xi shows no sign of caving and may use rare earths as a bargaining chip. David J. Lynch, Anchorage Daily News, "China hints it will choke off U.S. ‘rare earths’ access. But it’s not that easy.," 11 June 2019 But Xi shows no sign of caving and may use rare earths as a bargaining chip. David J. Lynch, Anchorage Daily News, "China hints it will choke off U.S. ‘rare earths’ access. But it’s not that easy.," 11 June 2019 Revetments alone have reduced bank caving, a major contributor to the river’s sediment load, by 90 percent. Tristan Baurick, nola.com, "Dredging, dams and other river controls starve places downriver of much-needed sediment," 15 June 2019 But Xi shows no sign of caving and may use rare earths as a bargaining chip. David J. Lynch, Anchorage Daily News, "China hints it will choke off U.S. ‘rare earths’ access. But it’s not that easy.," 11 June 2019

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First Known Use of caving

1932, in the meaning defined above

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caving

noun

English Language Learners Definition of caving

: the sport of exploring caves

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