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cave in

/ˈkeɪv ˈɪn/
phrasal verb with cave verb


(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


to agree to demands that you originally opposed because you have become tired or frightened:

She accused the university of caving in to political pressures.

(Definition of “cave in” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)