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Synonyms for collapse
kəˈlæpscol·lapse

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. collapse, prostrationnoun

    an abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustion

    "the commander's prostration demoralized his men"

    Synonyms:
    flop, prostration, crash

  2. collapsenoun

    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"

    Synonyms:
    flop, prostration, crash

  3. flop, collapsenoun

    the act of throwing yourself down

    "he landed on the bed with a great flop"

    Synonyms:
    flop, floating-point operation, dud, bust, washout, fizzle, crash, prostration

  4. crash, collapseverb

    a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures)

    Synonyms:
    clangour, flop, prostration, clank, smash, clangoring, crash, clangor, wreck, clash, clang

  5. collapse, fall in, cave in, give, give way, break, founderverb

    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:
    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

  6. break down, collapseverb

    collapse due to fatigue, an illness, or a sudden attack

    Synonyms:
    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

  7. collapseverb

    fold or close up

    "fold up your umbrella"; "collapse the music stand"

    Synonyms:
    crack up, break down, give, break up, crumple, give way, tumble, crumble, crock up, fall in, founder, cave in, break, crack, burst

  8. crumble, crumple, tumble, break down, collapseverb

    fall apart

    "the building crumbled after the explosion"; "Negotiations broke down"

    Synonyms:
    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

  9. collapse, burstverb

    cause to burst

    "The ice broke the pipe"

    Synonyms:
    bristle, split, give way, crack up, break down, give, crack, cave in, founder, break open, break, crumble, crock up, erupt, burst, break up, bust, tumble, fall in, abound, crumple, explode

  10. crack up, crack, crock up, break up, collapseverb

    suffer a nervous breakdown

    Synonyms:
    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

  11. collapseverb

    lose significance, effectiveness, or value

    "The school system is collapsing"; "The stock market collapsed"

    Synonyms:
    crack up, break down, give, break up, crumple, give way, tumble, crumble, crock up, fall in, founder, cave in, break, crack, burst

Editors Contribution

  1. crater

    fall suddenly, plummet, crash, plunge

    the stock market cratered in response to news of falling oil prices.

    Submitted by anonymous on November 17, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. collapsenoun

    Synonyms:
    falling together, falling in (as the sides of a flue)

  2. collapsenoun

    Synonyms:
    (Med.) prostration, exhaustion, extreme depression

  3. collapseverb

    Synonyms:
    fall together, fall in

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How to use collapse in a sentence?

  1. The Houthis:

    This deal is not perfect, but it ensures that Yemen does not collapse.

  2. Jose Ignacio Hernandez:

    Under the Hydrocarbon Law, every agreement for PDVSA to cede exploration and production rights is illegal and unconstitutional. Maduro's regime is insisting in the oil industry's de-facto privatization, which is aggravating its collapse.

  3. Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel:

    The climate levy has the advantage from out point of view that it is efficient and cost-efficient, it has the disadvantage as the companies point out with understandable arguments that it could lead to job losses and a collapse of the industry that we don't want.

  4. Donald Trump:

    There'd be a major collapse of the race, and there'd be a major collapse of television ratings, it would become a depression in television.

  5. Ranil Wickremesinghe:

    Our economy has faced a complete collapse.


Translations for collapse

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  • يتفرغ من الهواءArabic
  • срутвам се, срутвам, срутванеBulgarian
  • zhroutit se, spadnoutCzech
  • zusammenfalten, ohnmächtig zusammensinken, ohnmächtig niedersinken, zusammenfallen, einsacken lassen, kollabieren, zusammenbrechen, zusammensinken lassen, zusammenfallen lassen, Kollaps, einstürzen, einfallen, zusammenlegenGerman
  • σπάω, αποσυνθέτω, κατάρρευση, καταρρέω, λύνω, καταπίπτω, λιποθυμία, διπλώνω, σωριάζομαιGreek
  • colapso, desplomarse, colapsar, derrumbarseSpanish
  • افتادن، فرو ربختنPersian
  • romahtaa, sortuminen, romahduttaa, lyyhistyä, romauttaa, kaataa, purkaa, luhistuminen, romahdus, sortua, luhistuaFinnish
  • s'effondrer, effondrementFrench
  • קריסהHebrew
  • խորտակվել, անկում, փուլ գալArmenian
  • collasso, arrestarsi, funzione costante, bloccarsi, accasciarsi, crollare, collassareItalian
  • 潰える, 崩壊Japanese
  • ჩამონგრევაGeorgian
  • ڕوخانKurdish
  • ruōLatin
  • ineenstorting, instortenDutch
  • zapaść, zapadać sięPolish
  • desabamento, desabar, ruir, desmoronar, desmoronamento, colapsoPortuguese
  • colaps, prăbușire, prăbuși, cădereRomanian
  • складываться, разрушаться, сложить, обваливаться, коллапс, сворачиваться, складывать, обвалиться, обвал, свернуться, крах, свернуть, провал, оседать, крушение, разрушиться, сворачивать, осесть, сложитьсяRussian
  • kollaps, kollapsaSwedish
  • çökmekTurkish
  • 坍方Chinese

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