Origin of caving
verb (used with object), caved, cav·ing.
- to cause (overlying material) to fall into a stope, sublevel, or the like.
- to cause (supports, as stulls or sets) to collapse beneath overlying material.
- to fill (a stope or the like) with caved-in material: sub-level caving.
verb (used without object), caved, cav·ing.
- to fall in; collapse.
- to cause to fall in or collapse.
- Informal.to yield; submit; surrender: The opposition caved in before our superior arguments.
Origin of cave
Examples from the Web for caving
What remains is just bigotry, and probably a spiteful resistance to being seen as caving in to the relativists.The Grotesque Ban On Gays In New York’s St Patrick’s Day Parade|Michael Tomasky|March 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Caving on the debt limit in 2011 was the political low point of his presidency.
But caving in the current standoff could cost Boehner his speakership anyway.
There seems to me a chance—a small chance at this point, but a chance—that the roof is caving in here.Michael Tomasky on How Obama Needs to Make Mitt Unacceptable Again|Michael Tomasky|October 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Anderson fired back, accusing his friend of giving up his own personal integrity and “caving to his handlers.”
Nor can this dirt be worked without danger of caving in, as was the case in all the veins and works that were on that elevation.
About the mouth of the well was a wire grass that seemed to prevent it caving in.Death Valley in '49|William Lewis Manly
It was snugly hidden in a little cove, which had been dug into the bank, and walled up with stones to prevent it from caving in.Frank at Don Carlos' Rancho|Harry Castlemon
The ground never thaws below a depth of two feet, so there is no need of shoring to prevent its caving.Klondike Nuggets|E. S. Ellis
For a minute I felt like caving in his head, then and there, with the golf club I carried.The Million-Dollar Suitcase|Alice MacGowan
Word Origin for cave
Word Origin for cave
early 13c., from Old French cave "a cave, vault, cellar" (12c.), from Latin cavea "hollow" (place), noun use of neuter plural of adjective cavus "hollow," from PIE root *keue- "a swelling, arch, cavity" (see cumulus). Replaced Old English eorðscrafu. First record of cave man is 1865.
early 15c., caven, "to hollow something out," from cave (n.). Modern sense "to collapse in or down" is 1707, American English, presumably from East Anglian dialectal calve "collapse, fall in," perhaps from Flemish; subsequently influenced by cave (n.). Transitive sense by 1762. Related: Caved; caving. Figurative sense of "yield to pressure" is from 1837.