Definition of Collapse in English :
Define Collapse in English
Collapse meaning in English
Meaning of Collapse in English
Pronunciation of Collapse in English
Collapse pronunciation in English
Pronounce Collapse in Englishsee synonyms of collapse
1. collapse, prostration
an abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustion
Example Sentences:'the commander's prostration demoralized his men'
a natural event caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in
Example Sentences:'the roof is in danger of collapse''the collapse of the old star under its own gravity'
3. collapse, flop
the act of throwing yourself down
Example Sentences:'he landed on the bed with a great flop'
4. collapse, crash
a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures)
break down, literally or metaphorically
Example Sentences:'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'
fold or close up
Example Sentences:'fold up your umbrella''collapse the music stand'
Example Sentences:'the building crumbled after the explosion''Negotiations broke down'
suffer a nervous breakdown
lose significance, effectiveness, or value
Example Sentences:'The school system is collapsing''The stock market collapsed'
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