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Synonyms for collapse
kəˈlæps

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. collapse, prostration(noun)

    an abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustion

    "the commander's prostration demoralized his men"

    Synonyms:
    flop, prostration, crash

  2. collapse(noun)

    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, collapse(noun)

    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, collapse(verb)

    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, 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"

    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, collapse(verb)

    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. collapse(verb)

    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, collapse(verb)

    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, burst(verb)

    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, collapse(verb)

    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. collapse(verb)

    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. collapse(n.)

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

  2. collapse(n.)

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

  3. collapse(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    fall together, fall in

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How to use collapse in a sentence?

  1. Paul Lister:

    It is fair to say that the industry had not considered structural integrity of buildings as a risk, you would look inside the building, but not onto the floor above or below. You would see all the certificates, however these with Rana Plaza were later proved to be false. I don't think industry anticipated those buildings would collapse.

  2. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Love is a Soil Equality is a Seed Respect is the Water Justice is the Harvest Lacking any factor of the above mentioned; indeed, causes failure, even the collapse of unity and stability in all relationships.

  3. Fox News Contributor Charles Krauthammer:

    The situation has changed, the fruits of Obama’s isolationism are now being shown experienced. The beheading of Americans, the collapse of Yemen, giving away everything on the deal with Iran.

  4. Noel Lenski:

    Thanks to this new geomagnetic survey, we have learned that the space encircled by the citys walls was fully developed and that its population was large enough even to spill beyond the citys walls, just as importantly, this was happening in a period long thought to be characterized by urban decline and demographic collapse.

  5. Lieutenant General Abdul Wahab al-Saidi:

    The biggest effort now is on the western axis. If they collapse on the western axis and our forces reach Golan, you won't hear any more shots inside Falluja.


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
  • קריסהHebrew
  • անկում, խորտակվել, փուլ գալArmenian
  • accasciarsi, collassare, crollare, bloccarsi, collasso, funzione costante, arrestarsiItalian
  • 崩壊, 潰えるJapanese
  • ჩამონგრევაGeorgian
  • ڕوخانKurdish
  • ruōLatin
  • 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
  • çökmekTurkish
  • 坍方Chinese

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