Synonyms for cave in

Synonyms for (noun) cave in

Synonyms: cave in, subsidence

Definition: the sudden collapse of something into a hollow beneath it

Similar words: collapse

Definition: a natural event caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in

Usage: the roof is in danger of collapse; the collapse of the old star under its own gravity

Synonyms for (verb) cave in

Synonyms: founder, fall in, break, cave in, collapse, give, give way

Definition: break down, literally or metaphorically

Usage: 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

Similar words: change

Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night

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