Meaning of COLLAPSE in English

COLLAPSE

I . n.

1.

Falling together, falling in ( as the sides of a flue ).

2.

( Med. ) Prostration, exhaustion, sinking, extreme depression.

3.

Break-down, downfall, utter failure, dead failure, abortion, brutum fulmen , "lame and impotent conclusion," flash in the pan.

II . v. n.

1.

Fall together, fall in.

2.

Break-down, come to nothing, fail utterly, go out in smoke, vanish in thin air.

Soule. Dictionary of English synonyms.      Словарь английских синонимов.