cavein

cave-in

[keyv-in]
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:
1700–10; noun use of verb phrase cave in

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