English version

stave something ↔ in

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstave something ↔ in phrasal verb (past tense and past participle staved or stove /stəʊv $ stoʊv/)BREAKto break something inwards The ship’s side was stove in when it went onto the rocks. stave→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
stave inThis was originally a stave church.We landed hard and the wood beneath our feet just flew apart, shattering into staves.His acolytes wore head-dresses of these feathers and carried gold staves and shields in temple processions.
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Verb table
stave
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theystave
he, she, itstaves
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theystovestaved
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave stove
he, she, ithas stove
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad stove
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill stave
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have stove
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam staving
he, she, itis staving
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you, we, theyare staving
Past
I, he, she, itwas staving
you, we, theywere staving
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been staving
he, she, ithas been staving
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been staving
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be staving
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been staving
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