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cave1 noun 1 a large natural hollow chamber either underground, usually with an opening to the surface, or in the side of a mountain, hillside or cliff. 2 a small group of politicians who secede from their party over some issue. verb (caved, caving) 1 to hollow something out. 2 intrans to inhabit a cave, usually temporarily.
ETYMOLOGY: 13c: French, from Latin cava, from cavus hollow.

cave in 1 said of walls, a roof, etc: to collapse inwards. 2 colloq said of a person: to give way to persuasion. See also cave-in.

cave2 exclamation, school slang, dated beware. keep cave to keep watch; to be a lookout.
ETYMOLOGY: 19c: Latin, imperative of cavere to beware.