stave sth in Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “stave sth in” in the English Dictionary

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stave sth in

mainly UK
phrasal verb with stave uk   us   /steɪv/ verb (staved or stove)
to ​push or ​hit something such as a ​door or other ​surface so that it ​breaks and ​falls towards the inside: A ​couple of ​teenagers were ​trying to ​stave in ​oursheddoor. The ​front of the ​ship was ​stove in where it had ​hit the ​rock.
(Definition of stave sth in from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “stave sth in”
in Chinese (Simplified) 使(门等)向内凹陷, 撞坏, 压坏…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使(門等)向內凹陷, 撞壞, 壓壞…
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