Meaning of COLLAPSE in English


[noun]Alcohol and unreasonable behaviour caused the collapse of her marriage. [U]A poor economy has caused the collapse of thousands of small businesses. [U]Negotiations between the two countries are on the brink/verge of collapse (= very near stopping without success). [U]The financial community is suffering from a collapse of confidence. [C]He suffered a mental/nervous collapse after ten years' teaching. [C]

Cambridge English vocab.      Кембриджский английский словарь.