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Cave \Cave\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Caved; p. pr. & vb. n. Caving.] [Cf. F. caver. See Cave, n.] To make hollow; to scoop out. [Obs.]

The mouldred earth cav'd the banke.


vb. (past participle of cave English)

Usage examples of "caved".

The dirt wall of the bank had caved in at one place, leaving an overhang thatched with tangled grass roots and matted old growth, and a fairly dry spot beneath.

His voice was too sharp, too demanding, but he could no more control it than he could the adrenaline that had slammed through his veins when the ceiling of reality caved in and he recognized his own daughter dancing toward him through the rubble.

Half the roof was caved in, and the place smelled of death and cartridge casings, but there was a canvas cot and a gasoline lantern that still had some fuel in it.

Ornate ceilings caved in upon the faces of people staring up in horror.

A little more, and he could have caved in Tom's chest with the stroke, but Jerry was an old hand at this game, and he struck just hard enough to knock Tom flat on his back.