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cave-in

[keyv-in] /ˈkeɪvˌɪn/
noun
1.
a collapse, as of anything hollow:
the worst cave-in in the history of mining.
2.
a place or site of such a collapse.
3.
submission to something or someone previously opposed or resisted:
His cave-in to such unreasonable demands shocked us.
Origin of cave-in
1700-1710
1700-10; noun use of verb phrase cave in
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