1 an abrupt failure of function or health
2 a mishap caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in
3 the act of throwing yourself down; "he landed on the bed with a great flop" [syn: flop]
4 a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures) [syn: crash]
1 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" [syn: fall in, cave in, give, give way, break, founder]
2 collapse due to fatigue, an illness, or a sudden attack [syn: break down]
3 fold or close up; "fold up your umbrella"; "collapse the music stand"
4 fall apart; "the building crimbled after the explosion"; "Negociations broke down" [syn: crumble, crumple, tumble, break down]
5 cause to burst; "The ice broke the pipe" [syn: burst]
7 lose significance, effectiveness, or value; "The school system is collapsing"; "The stock market collapsed"
- Rhymes: -æps
to fall down suddenly; to cave in
- Finnish: sortua, romahtaa, luhistua
- German: einstürzen, kollabieren
- Italian: collassare, crollare
- Sorani: ڕوخان
to cease to function due to a sudden breakdown
to fold compactly
- Finnish: luhistua
- Italian: collassare, crollare
to cause to collapse
- The act of collapsing
- Constant function, one-valued function (in automata theory) (in particular application causing a reset)
act of collapsing
Collapse may refer to the following:
- Gravitational collapse
- Societal collapse
- Wavefunction collapse
- Collapse (Album), an album by the American metalcore band Across Five Aprils
- Collapse (geometry)
- Collapse (medical)
- Collapse (mental)
- Collapse (structural)
- Cave-in is a kind of structural collapse.
- Collapse, the action a collapsible or telescoping object does
- Collapse (book) by Jared M. Diamond
- Collapse (game)
- Collapse, a fictional event in the computer game Dreamfall.
- The Collapse (Deus Ex), another fictional event within the plot of the computer game Deus Ex and its sequel Deus Ex: Invisible War.
- "Collapse," a song by Soul Coughing from their 1994 album Ruby Vroom.
- "Collapse," a song by Sparta from their 2002 album Wiretap Scars.
- "Collapse," also a song by Imperative Reaction from their 2006 album As We Fall.
collapse in French: Effondrement
collapse in Italian: Collasso
collapse in Russian: Коллапс
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