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collapse

 
Noun collapse has 4 senses
  1. collapse - an abrupt failure of function or health
    --1 is a kind of
    illness, unwellness, malady, sickness
    --1 has particulars: breakdown, crack-up; shock
    Derived forms: verb collapse6, verb collapse2
  2. collapse - a mishap caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in
    --2 is a kind of
    mishap, misadventure, mischance
    --2 has particulars: cave in, subsidence; debacle, fiasco; implosion
    Derived form: verb collapse1
  3. flop, collapse - the act of throwing yourself down; "he landed on the bed with a great flop"
    --3 is a kind of descent
  4. crash, collapse - a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures)
    --4 is a kind of happening, occurrence, natural event
    Derived forms: verb collapse1, verb collapse7
Verb collapse has 7 senses
  1. collapse, fall in, cave in, give, give way, break, founder - 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"
    --1 is one way to change
    Derived forms: noun collapse4, noun collapse2
    Sample sentence:
    The business is going to collapse
  2. break down, collapse - collapse due to fatigue, an illness, or a sudden attack
    --2 is one way to suffer, sustain, have, get
    Derived form: noun collapse1
    Sample sentence:
    Sam and Sue collapse
  3. collapse - fold or close up; "fold up your umbrella"; "collapse the music stand"
    --3 is one way to
    fold, fold up, turn up
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s something
  4. crumble, crumple, tumble, break down, collapse - fall apart; "the building crimbled after the explosion"; "Negociations broke down"
    --4 is one way to change integrity
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  5. collapse, burst - cause to burst; "The ice broke the pipe"
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  6. crack up, crack, crock up, break up, collapse - suffer a nervous breakdown
    --6 is one way to suffer, sustain, have, get
    Derived form: noun collapse1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  7. collapse - lose significance, effectiveness, or value; "The school system is collapsing"; "The stock market collapsed"
    --7 is one way to
    weaken
    Derived form: noun collapse4
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
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