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COLLAPSE





Definition:

  1. [noun] an abrupt failure of function or health

  2. [noun] a mishap caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in

  3. [noun] the act of throwing yourself down; "he landed on the bed with a great flop"
    Synonyms: flop

  4. [noun] a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures)
    Synonyms: crash

  5. [verb] break down, literally or metaphorically; "The wall collapsed"; "The business collapsed"; "The dam broke"; "The roof collapsed"; "The wall gave in"; "The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice"
    Synonyms: fall in, cave in, give, give way, break, founder

  6. [verb] collapse due to fatigue, an illness, or a sudden attack
    Synonyms: break down

  7. [verb] fold or close up; "fold up your umbrella"; "collapse the music stand"

  8. [verb] fall apart; "the building crimbled after the explosion"; "Negociations broke down"
    Synonyms: crumble, crumple, tumble, break down

  9. [verb] cause to burst; "The ice broke the pipe"
    Synonyms: burst

  10. [verb] suffer a nervous breakdown
    Synonyms: crack up, crack, crock up, break up

  11. [verb] lose significance, effectiveness, or value; "The school system is collapsing"; "The stock market collapsed"

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