An example of cave is to hollow out a pumpkin.
An example of cave is to explore caverns in a mountain.
An example of cave is for a parent to give in to her teenager's pleas for a later curfew.
The impact caved in the roof of the car.
The walls caved in during the earthquake.
The school committee caved in to the demands of parents.
An example of a cave is where bats live.
An example of a cave is a wine cellar which has been cut into a hillside.
- to fall or sink in or down; collapse
- to make collapse
- to give way; give in; yield
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of cave
- Middle English from Old French from Latin cava from neuter pl. of cavus hollow keuə- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition