cave in
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to collapse)
a. hundirse
The third floor caved in from the weight of too many people.El tercer piso se hundió por el peso de demasiadas personas.
b. derrumbarse
The ceiling of the old house is about to cave in.El techo de la casa vieja está a punto de derrumbarse.
c. desplomarse
Sadly, the roof of the old building caved in.Desgraciadamente, el techo del edificio viejo se desplomó.
d. ceder
The roof caved in due to the weight of the snow.El tejado cedió debido al peso de la nieve.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to give up)
a. ceder
My boss finally caved in and gave me a raise.Mi jefe por fin cedió y me dio un aumento.
b. rendirse
Mom's not going to cave in no matter how many times you ask her.Mamá no va a rendirse sin importar cuántas veces que le pidas.
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cave in
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (ground, structure)
a. hundirse, ceder
2. (fig)
a. rendirse, darse por vencido(a) (stop resisting)
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cave in
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
1 [+ceiling] derrumbarse; desplomarse; [+ground] hundirse
2 (submit) ceder; rendirse
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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