cave

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈkeɪv/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/keɪv/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(kāv)


Inflections of 'cave' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
caves
v 3rd person singular
caving
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
caved
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
caved
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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cave

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [an Iron, a Stone, a Bronze] -Age cave
  2. an [ancient, Iberian] cave
  3. [prehistoric, abandoned, recently discovered] caves
  4. a [winding, deep, long, mammoth, huge] cave
  5. [lived, hid, slept] in a cave
  6. got lost in the caves
  7. go exploring in the caves
  8. a cave in the side of [the hill, a mountain]
  9. the caves [under, below] the [city, town, lake]
  10. The [kids, children, robbers] hid in a cave.
  11. idiom: Have you been living in a cave?
  12. idiom: [go, get, crawl] back into your caves
  13. [hieroglyphics, paintings, drawings] in the cave
  14. the entrance to the cave
n as adj
  1. cave [people, animals, monkeys]
  2. is a cave dweller
  3. prehistoric cave [paintings, art, people]
  4. discovered cave [paintings, drawings, dwellings]
  5. [walked, went] through the cave entrance
v
  1. the [roof, building, walls, mine] caved in
  2. the [roof] caved in on her
  3. the walls are caving in
  4. caved under the [pressure, competition]
adv
  1. cave-dwelling [people]
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