an abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustion
"the commander's prostration demoralized his men"
a natural event caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in
"the roof is in danger of collapse"; "the collapse of the old star under its own gravity"
the act of throwing yourself down
"he landed on the bed with a great flop"
a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures)
collapse, fall in, cave in, give, give way, break, founder(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"
crack, consecrate, break away, give way, unwrap, devote, contribute, chip in, give out, split up, conk out, part, have, afford, hold, die, transgress, founder, weaken, crumple, bump, discover, snap off, turn over, go, demote, ease up, break out, separate, split, hand, gift, crack up, damp, smash, render, move over, feed, pay, get out, fracture, relegate, bring out, violate, reveal, divulge, pause, let on, open, get around, interrupt, wear out, grant, establish, break-dance, stop, check, break up, breach, develop, fall flat, give, return, apply, present, better, cave in, make, offend, go bad, impart, generate, break off, disclose, bust, erupt, give away, reach, recrudesce, tumble, break dance, go against, dampen, throw, fall in, soften, break in, let out, dedicate, ruin, fall apart, kick downstairs, burst, pass, break down, infract, fail, come apart, bankrupt, crumble, fall through, join, expose, break, crock up, discontinue, intermit, flop, leave, yield, get together, commit, sacrifice, wear, kick in, pass on
break down, collapse(verb)
collapse due to fatigue, an illness, or a sudden attack
go, conk out, give way, crack up, founder, give, break down, cave in, crush, dissect, analyse, break, take apart, die, lose it, snap, crumble, decompose, burst, break up, give out, tumble, crack, fall in, analyze, fail, crumple, crock up, go bad
fold or close up
"fold up your umbrella"; "collapse the music stand"
crumble, crumple, tumble, break down, collapse(verb)
"the building crumbled after the explosion"; "Negotiations broke down"
topple, crease, analyze, buckle, crack, crack up, rumple, cave in, fail, snap, twig, whirl, go bad, tumble, break up, decay, cotton on, give, crock up, knit, get wise, conk out, analyse, whirl around, fall apart, give out, crumble, cockle, catch on, go, fall in, get onto, wrinkle, break, crumple, pucker, die, decompose, get it, latch on, dissect, break down, give way, crush, take apart, dilapidate, burst, lose it, crinkle, founder, tip
cause to burst
"The ice broke the pipe"
crack up, crack, crock up, break up, collapse(verb)
suffer a nervous breakdown
fragmentise, fragmentize, decompose, interrupt, crash, burst, split up, pick, break through, snap, dismantle, break up, recess, fall in, cave in, part, crock up, sever, cut off, fragment, split, disperse, separate, disrupt, give, dissolve, crumble, founder, give way, crack, disassemble, break apart, crumple, calve, dissipate, scatter, break down, resolve, take apart, dispel, adjourn, break, crack up, tumble, check
lose significance, effectiveness, or value
"The school system is collapsing"; "The stock market collapsed"
fall suddenly, plummet, crash, plunge
the stock market cratered in response to news of falling oil prices.
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How to use collapse in a sentence?
We are facing the end of free-flowing rivers in Europe and a collapse of biodiversity if we do not stop this hydropower madness, the EU Commission under Ursula von der Leyen and the national governments have to stop this expansion. Above all, they must put an end to subsidies for hydropower and improve river protection.
Heat stress can make a firefighter collapse due to dehydration and temperature shock.
Until we know for certain what caused this tragedy, I just want to reiterate what I have already said: That we are a growing country, with a growing economy, we need to invest in the infrastructure that keeps up that way and not just when something bad happens like a bridge collapse or a train derailment but all the time. That's what great nations do.
Then I just started tinkering and learning about how the world works, which was inspired kind of by the idea of the Great Recession from the housing collapse. I was learning about things, i started making videos on YouTube showing people what I was tinkering with and what I was coming up with. It turned into a big enough movement that I shut down my real estate business, I quit the airlines, and now it's all YouTube.
We're seeing fundraising dry up, that's true at every level, from the city council and school board, all the way up to presidential. That's going to be even more so as the economy continues to collapse.
Translations for collapse
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- يتفرغ من الهواءArabic
- срутване, срутвам, срутвам сеBulgarian
- zhroutit se, spadnoutCzech
- zusammenfallen lassen, zusammenfalten, kollabieren, zusammenfallen, zusammensinken lassen, zusammenbrechen, Kollaps, einfallen, einstürzen, ohnmächtig niedersinken, einsacken lassen, zusammenlegen, ohnmächtig zusammensinkenGerman
- σωριάζομαι, διπλώνω, καταρρέω, κατάρρευση, λύνω, λιποθυμία, σπάω, καταπίπτω, αποσυνθέτωGreek
- derrumbarse, desplomarse, colapso, colapsarSpanish
- افتادن، فرو ربختنPersian
- luhistua, purkaa, kaataa, lyyhistyä, romahduttaa, romahtaa, sortuminen, romauttaa, romahdus, luhistuminen, sortuaFinnish
- s'effondrer, effondrementFrench
- անկում, խորտակվել, փուլ գալArmenian
- accasciarsi, collassare, crollare, bloccarsi, collasso, funzione costante, arrestarsiItalian
- 崩壊, 潰えるJapanese
- instorten, ineenstortingDutch
- zapaść, zapadać sięPolish
- desmoronamento, desabamento, desabar, colapso, desmoronar, ruirPortuguese
- colaps, cădere, prăbușire, prăbușiRomanian
- оседать, сворачиваться, складывать, обвалиться, обвал, свернуться, крах, свернуть, провал, складываться, крушение, разрушиться, сворачивать, осесть, коллапс, сложиться, разрушаться, обваливаться, сложитьRussian
- kollapsa, kollapsSwedish
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