Cavein



a collapse, as of anything hollow:
the worst cave-in in the history of mining.
a place or site of such a collapse.
submission to something or someone previously opposed or resisted:
His cave-in to such unreasonable demands shocked us.

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  • Cave-in

    a collapse, as of anything hollow: the worst cave-in in the history of mining. a place or site of such a collapse. submission to something or someone previously opposed or resisted: His cave-in to such unreasonable demands shocked us. Contemporary Examples Historical Examples

  • Cavel

    noun (NZ) a drawing of lots among miners for an easy and profitable place at the coalface Historical Examples



  • Cavelike

    a hollow in the earth, especially one opening more or less horizontally into a hill, mountain, etc. a storage cellar, especially for wine. English History. a secession, or a group of seceders, from a political party on some special question. to hollow out. Mining. to cause (overlying material) to fall into a stope, sublevel, or […]

  • Caveman

    noun (pl) -men a man of the Palaeolithic age; cave dweller (informal, facetious) a man who is primitive or brutal in behaviour, etc Contemporary Examples Historical Examples noun A strong, crude man, esp one who is sexually rough and masterful; macho (1900s+) A strong hitter or slugger (1920s+ Prizefight)



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