stave in

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stave in (third-person singular simple present staves in, present participle staving in, simple past staved in or stove in, past participle staved in or stoven in)

  1. To stave from the outside, to crush inward, to cause to collapse inward.
    "We'll get an axe and stave in all these barrels and the liquid will all run out", threatened the man.