HyperDic: collapse

English > 11 senses of the word collapse:
VERBmotioncollapse, fall in, cave in, give, give way, break, founderbreak down, literally or metaphorically
bodycollapse, break downcollapse due to fatigue, an illness, or a sudden attack
motioncollapsefold or close up
motioncollapse, crumble, crumple, tumble, break downfall apart
motioncollapse, burstcause to burst
emotioncollapse, crack up, crack, crock up, break upsuffer a nervous breakdown
changecollapselose significance, effectiveness, or value
NOUNstatecollapse, prostrationan abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustion
eventcollapsea natural event caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in
actcollapse, flopthe act of throwing yourself down
eventcollapse, crasha sudden large decline of business or the prices / prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures)
collapse > pronunciation
Soundskahlae'ps
Rhymescraps ... taps: 11 rhymes with aeps...
English > collapse: 11 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningAn abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustion.
Synonymprostration
NarroweralgidityProstration characterized by cold and clammy skin and low blood pressure
breakdown, crack-upA mental or physical breakdown
heatstroke, heat hyperpyrexiaCollapse caused by exposure to excessive heat
shock(pathology) bodily collapse or near collapse caused by inadequate oxygen delivery to the cells
Broaderillness, unwellness, malady, sicknessimpairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism
Spanishcolapso
Catalancol·lapse
Verbscollapsecollapse due to fatigue, an illness, or a sudden attack
collapsesuffer a nervous breakdown
English > collapse: 11 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningA natural event caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in.
Examples
  • "the roof is in danger of collapse"
  • "the collapse of the old star under its own gravity"
Narrowercave in, subsidenceThe sudden collapse of something into a hollow beneath it
debacle, fiascoA sudden and violent collapse
implosionA sudden inward collapse
Broaderhappening, occurrence, occurrent, natural eventAn event that happens
Spanishcolapso
Catalancol·lapse
Verbscollapsebreak down, literally or metaphorically
English > collapse: 11 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of throwing yourself down.
Synonymflop
BroaderdescentThe act of changing your location in a downward direction
English > collapse: 11 senses > noun 4, event
MeaningA sudden large decline of business or the prices / prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures).
Synonymcrash
Broaderhappening, occurrence, occurrent, natural eventAn event that happens
Spanishhundimiento, quiebra
Verbscollapselose significance, effectiveness, or value
collapsebreak down, literally or metaphorically
English > collapse: 11 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningbreak down, literally or metaphorically.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
ModelThe business is going to collapse
Examples
  • "The wall collapsed"
  • "The business collapsed"
  • "The roof collapsed"
Synonymsfall in, cave in, give, give way, break, founder
Caused bycollapse, burstCause to burst
Narrowerbreakcurl over and fall apart in surf or foam, of waves
buckle, crumpleFold or collapse
flopfall loosely
implode, go offBurst inward / inward
slump, slide down, sinkfall or sink heavily
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
Similar toabandon, give upstop maintaining or insisting on
collapse, burstCause to burst
Spanishcaer, ceder, colapsar, derrumbarse, desplomarse, desplomar, irse a pique, romperse
Catalandesplomar
Nounscollapsea natural event caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in
collapsea sudden large decline of business or the prices / prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures)
English > collapse: 11 senses > verb 2, body
MeaningCollapse due to fatigue, an illness, or a sudden attack.
PatternSomebody ----s
ModelSam and Sue collapse
Synonymbreak down
Narrowerdrop like fliesrapidly collapse, die, or drop out in large numbers
fall over, go overfall forward and down
Broadersuffer, sustain, have, getUndergo (as of injuries and illnesses)
Spanishderrumbarse
Nounscollapsean abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustion
English > collapse: 11 senses > verb 3, motion
MeaningFold or close up.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something
Example "collapse the music stand"
NarrowerconcertinaCollapse like a concertina
deflateCollapse by releasing contained air or gas
Broaderfold, fold up, turn upbend or lay so that one part covers the other
Spanishcerrarse, plegar
Catalanplegar-se, plegar
Adjectivescollapsiblecapable of collapsing or being collapsed
English > collapse: 11 senses > verb 4, motion
Meaningfall apart.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymscrumble, crumple, tumble, break down
Caused bybreak downCause to fall or collapse
Broaderchange integritychange in physical make-up
Spanishajarse, ajar, arruinar, colapsar, derribarse, derrumbarse, desmigajarse, desmoronarse, desmoronar, desplomar, romperse, venirse abajo
Catalananar-se'n en orris, desplomar, ensorrar-se, esfondrar-se
English > collapse: 11 senses > verb 5, motion
MeaningCause to burst.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymburst
Cause tocollapse, fall in, cave in, give, give way, break, founderbreak down, literally or metaphorically
NarrowerpopCause to burst with a loud, explosive sound
Similar tocollapse, fall in, cave in, give, give way, break, founderbreak down, literally or metaphorically
Spanishdesplomar, estallar, explotar, reventar
Catalandesplomar, esclatar, explotar
English > collapse: 11 senses > verb 6, emotion
MeaningSuffer a nervous breakdown.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymscrack up, crack, crock up, break up
Broadersuffer, sustain, have, getUndergo (as of injuries and illnesses)
Catalantenir un col·lapse nerviós
Nounscollapsean abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustion
English > collapse: 11 senses > verb 7, change
MeaningLose significance, effectiveness, or value.
PatternSomething ----s
Example "The stock market collapsed"
BroaderweakenBecome weaker
Spanishcolapsarse
Catalancol·lapsar
Nounscollapsea sudden large decline of business or the prices / prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures)

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