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?
Collapse and fall of moral, start from lies.
Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, NATO has been searching for a raison d’être ... Now NATO, and especially (the) military staff, are relieved that they can return to the good old times.
Human rights advocates won great and laudable victories in our lifetimes, from the defeat of fascism, to the collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe, to the end of Apartheid, but that was then. The great and noble human rights project of the 20th Century is in crisis.
We had real brilliant thinkers that didn't know what the hell they were doing. And it's a mess. It's a mess. And at this point, you probably have to, because that thing will collapse about two seconds after they leave. Just as I said that Iraq was going to collapse after we leave.
People think of me as a neurotic kid, full of fits and depressions, biting my fingernails to the bone, living under an eternal shadow of illness and collapse. Why do people insist on seeing an aura of tragedy around me always? My life isn’t tragic at all. I laugh a lot these days. At myself, too. Lord, if I couldn’t laugh at myself I don’t think I’d be alive.
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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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