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verb cave pronunciation in American English /keɪv/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlecaving
past tensecaved
past participlecaved

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phrasal verb

cave in

Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theycave in
he/she/itcaves in
present participlecaving in
past tensecaved in
past participlecaved in
  1. 1
    if a roof or wall caves in, it falls down or inward
    I heard a huge bang and thought the whole house was going to cave in.
  2. 2
    to suddenly stop opposing something, especially because people have persuaded you
    She finally caved in and gave the press the interview they wanted.


… a feeling of pleasure you get from spending time doing what you want and not worrying about what other people are doing or saying

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