Meaning of 'collapse'

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Meaning of ‘collapse’

11 definitions found.



the act of throwing yourself down

Synonyms: flop


a natural event caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in

Example: "the roof is in danger of collapse"


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

Synonyms: crash


an abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustion

Synonyms: prostration


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

Synonyms: break down


to lose significance, effectiveness, or value

Example: "The stock collapsed."


to suffer a nervous breakdown

Synonyms: crack break up crack up crock up


to break down, literally or metaphorically

Example: "The wall collapsed."

Synonyms: break


to cause to burst


to fall apart

Synonyms: tumble


to fold or close up

Example: "I collapsed after a long day at work."

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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