Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun cave_in

1 sense of cave in

Sense 1
cave in, subsidence -- (the sudden collapse of something into a hollow beneath it)
       => collapse -- (a natural event caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in; "the roof is in danger of collapse"; "the collapse of the old star under its own gravity")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb cave_in

1 sense of cave in

Sense 1
collapse, fall in, cave in, give, give way, break, founder -- (break down, literally or metaphorically; "The wall collapsed"; "The business collapsed"; "The dam broke"; "The roof collapsed"; "The wall gave in"; "The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

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