Cave-in meaning

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An act or instance of ceasing opposition or resistance.

The vote was seen as a cave-in to the demands of the administration.

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An act or instance of caving in.
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A place where the ground, a mine, etc. has caved in.
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Alternative spelling of cave in.
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Alternative spelling of cave in.
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The act of something collapsing or caving in.

We were warned away from the rickety old mine because of the danger of cave-ins.

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The location where something has caved in.

We couldn't get past the cave in blocking the tunnel.

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(idiomatic) The act of relenting.

It was a cave in, but I let my child have a candy to shut her up.

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The roof caved in under the weight of the snow.

He caved-in the side of the barrel with a single well-placed kick.

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(idiomatic) To relent; to acquiesce; to comply; to grant approval; to lose willpower.

I finally caved in and had a slice of cake.

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