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cave

cave

 
 
pronunciation:
keIv
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
cave in
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a natural hollow or series of hollows in the earth, esp. one with an opening in a hillside or cliff.
 
synonyms:
cavern, cove, grotto
similar words:
burrow, cavity, den, hollow, mine, underground
definition 2: an underground storage chamber, esp. a wine cellar.
synonyms:
cellar, wine cellar
similar words:
basement, chamber, grotto, vault
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: caved, caves, caving
definition: to hollow out.
synonyms:
burrow, cavern, excavate, hollow out, tunnel
similar words:
dig, mine, trench
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to explore caves.
synonyms:
spelunk
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phrase: cave in
derivation: cavelike (adj.)
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