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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The collapsing of dirt and rock from a tunnel ceiling.

Usage examples (36)
  • Noun : the worst cave-in in the history of mining. ,His cave-in to such unreasonable demands shocked us
  • Breaking news, another cave-in at the mine in Utah.
  • The 33 men were trapped by a mine cave-in on August 5.
  • TUCHMAN (voice-over): Four miners survived the cave-in. for more
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  • The union hoped that mining company's "cave-in" (the act of surrendering) to their demands would cause the trucking company to "cave in" (to surrender) next.
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