stave in

phrasal verb
staved in; staving in; staves in

Definition of stave in

: to be broken or crushed inward or to break or crush (something) inward The hull of the boat stove in when it hit the rocks. The rocks stove in the hull of the boat.

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“Stave in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stave%20in. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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