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cave in

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

(FALL)

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

(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.
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