Meaning of COLLAPSE in English

COLLAPSE

n. 25B6; verb

the roof collapsed : CAVE IN, fall in, subside, fall down, give (way), crumple, sag, slump.

he collapsed last night : FAINT, pass out, black out, lose consciousness, keel over, swoon; informal flake out, conk out.

she collapsed in tears : BREAK DOWN, go to pieces, lose control, be overcome, crumble; informal crack up.

peace talks collapsed : BREAK DOWN, fail, fall through, fold, founder, miscarry, come to grief, be unsuccessful; end; informal flop, fizzle out.

25B6; noun

the collapse of the roof : CAVE-IN, subsidence.

her collapse on stage : FAINTING FIT, faint, blackout, loss of consciousness, swoon; Medicine syncope.

the collapse of the talks : BREAKDOWN, failure, disintegration; end.

he suffered a collapse : (NERVOUS) BREAKDOWN, personal crisis, psychological trauma; informal crack-up.

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