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caving

[ key-ving ]

caving

/ ˈkeɪvɪŋ /

noun

  1. the sport of climbing in and exploring caves


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Derived Forms

  • ˈcaver, noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of caving1

First recorded in 1865–70; cave ( def ) + -ing 1
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Example Sentences

A lifelong love of exploring caves, starting as a child in a caving club, imbued Raff with a respect for extensive preparation and intense focus in the moment.

Others were openly grousing about it to reporters standing outside their meeting, unloading on McConnell for caving.

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What remains is just bigotry, and probably a spiteful resistance to being seen as caving in to the relativists.

Caving on the debt limit in 2011 was the political low point of his presidency.

The five years in between saw hordes of people finally caving to the “you have to watch Breaking Bad!”

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.

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.

"I've always read that they can stand a tremendous amount of shooting without caving under," admitted Frank.

It comes out of the turbulent, bank-caving Missouri, and every tumblerful of it holds nearly an acre of land in solution.

He felt his legs caving beneath him, while his brain fought valiantly against the dizziness that threatened to engulf him.

There was a great deal of subterranean water, and sink-holes produced by caving over such streams were frequent.

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