cave

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
cave

Plural
caves

(countable)

  1. A cave is a large, naturally-formed hole formed underground, or in the face of a cliff or a hillside.
    A storm is coming towards us, lets take shelter in that cave.
  2. A hole, depression, or gap in earth or rock, which could be natural or man-made.
  3. A storage cellar, especially for wine or cheese.
  4. A collapse or cave-in.

Verb[change]

Plain form
cave

Third-person singular
caves

Past tense
caved

Past participle
caved

Present participle
caving

  1. To surrender.
    Joe asked his mom for a new bike every day for a month and she finally caved and got him one.
  2. To collapse.
    First the braces buckled, then the roof began to cave, then we ran.