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Origin of cave-in
Words nearby cave-in
Example sentences from the Web for cave-in
They have already set a world record for time trapped underground after a cave-in.
Perhaps, after all, he had been on the other side of the cave-in and had hurried on out of the mine.The Cross-Cut|Courtney Ryley Cooper
If there should happen to be a cave-in and a reb drop down among the toilers, it would be rather embarrassing.The Story of a Strange Career|Anonymous
Occasionally they had to walk around places where the river had undermined a section of the bank and caused a cave-in.Men Called Him Master|Elwyn Allen Smith
British Dictionary definitions for cave-in
verb (intr, adverb)
Idioms and Phrases with cave-in
Fall in, collapse, as in The earthquake made the walls cave in. [Early 1700s]
Give in, admit defeat, as in The prosecutor's questions soon made the witness cave in. [Early 1800s]
Collapse, faint, or die from exhaustion, as in After a twenty-mile hike I caved in. [Mid-1800s]