Dictionary Results for collapse


1. collapse - noun

· an abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustion; "the commander's prostration demoralized his men"

Synonym(s): prostration

Hypernym(s): illness, unwellness, malady, sickness




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"

Hypernym(s): happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural_event




3. collapse - noun

· the act of throwing yourself down; "he landed on the bed with a great flop"

Synonym(s): flop

Hypernym(s): descent




4. collapse - noun

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

Synonym(s): crash

Hypernym(s): happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural_event




5. collapse - 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"

Synonym(s): fall_in, cave_in, give, give_way, break, founder

Hypernym(s): change




6. collapse - verb

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

Synonym(s): break_down

Hypernym(s): suffer, sustain, have, get




7. collapse - verb

· fold or close up; "fold up your umbrella"; "collapse the music stand"

Hypernym(s): fold, fold_up, turn_up




8. collapse - verb

· fall apart; "the building crumbled after the explosion"; "Negotiations broke down"

Synonym(s): crumble, crumple, tumble, break_down

Hypernym(s): change_integrity




9. collapse - verb

· cause to burst; "The ice broke the pipe"

Synonym(s): burst




10. collapse - verb

· suffer a nervous breakdown

Synonym(s): crack_up, crack, crock_up, break_up

Hypernym(s): suffer, sustain, have, get




11. collapse - verb

· lose significance, effectiveness, or value; "The school system is collapsing"; "The stock market collapsed"

Hypernym(s): weaken





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