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"cave in" in British English

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cave in

phrasal verb with cave uk   us   /keɪv/ verb [I], verb

cave in (FALL)

If a ​ceiling, ​roof, or other ​structurecaves in, it ​breaks and ​falls into the ​space below: Because of the ​explosion, the ​roof of the ​building caved in, ​trapping several ​people.

cave in (AGREE)

informal to cave verb : At first, they ​refused to ​sign the ​agreement, but they caved in when they ​heard another ​firm was being ​approached.
(Definition of cave in from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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cave in

 /ˈkeɪv ˈɪn/
phrasal verb with cave verb

cave in (FALL IN)

(of a ​structure) to ​fall in ​suddenly, esp. because of a ​lack of ​support: The building’s ​roof caved in under the ​weight of the ​snow.

cave in

phrasal verb with cave verb

cave in (AGREE TO)

to ​agree to ​demands that you ​originallyopposed because you have ​becometired or ​frightened: She ​accused the ​university of caving in to ​politicalpressures.
(Definition of cave in from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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