cave in


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the sudden collapse of something into a hollow beneath it

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It had been her intention to wait until after midnight, when most of the carnivora would have made their kills, and then attempt to reach the cave in which I was imprisoned and rescue me.
My thoughts were now wholly employed about securing myself against either savages, if any should appear, or wild beasts, if any were in the island; and I had many thoughts of the method how to do this, and what kind of dwelling to make - whether I should make me a cave in the earth, or a tent upon the earth; and, in short, I resolved upon both; the manner and description of which, it may not be improper to give an account of.
This was followed by a cave in in the Greater Kailash area.
In February, 13 workers were killed when a methane explosion caused a mine in Turkey's northwestern Balikesir province to cave in.
An encumbrance is anything that creates a hazardous surcharge load on the sides of an open trench or excavation, which could cause it to cave in.