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cave

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Nature
cavecave1 /keɪv/ ●●○ noun [countable]  DNa large natural hole in the side of a cliff or hill, or under the groundcaving the entrance to a cave
Examples from the Corpus
caveOne day he heard a noise coming from a cave.She'd feel safer trapped in a cave, with some dark formless danger lurking in the shadows.It was inside a cave, but bigger than any cave had a right to be.The largest system is the Lancaster-Easegill complex where there are around 30 miles of cave passages.We pass rocky beaches, secret inlets, muddy coves, dark hidden sea caves pounded by surf.He spent many nights sleeping in an open orchard in torrential rain until he located a small cave.Only a few of us knew about the cave.He looked inside the cave and saw a lion.
cavecave2 verb   cave in→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
caveSixty foot drops are not really much to write home about when some one's been caving as long as he has.Will Grijalva cave in and go with Postil?In October, on 3 October 1985, I was feeling so depressed I thought the walls were caving in on me.It is clear that the walls around the governor are caving in.Newport looked poised to run away with it, but Bridgend refused to cave in.
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Verb table
cave
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycave
he, she, itcaves
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycaved
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave caved
he, she, ithas caved
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad caved
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill cave
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have caved
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam caving
he, she, itis caving
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you, we, theyare caving
Past
I, he, she, itwas caving
you, we, theywere caving
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been caving
he, she, ithas been caving
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been caving
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be caving
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been caving
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