Collapse 1Definition: To fall together
suddenly, as the
sides of a hollow vessel; to close by falling or shrinking together; to have the
parts of (a thing) fall in together, or be crushed in together; as, a flue in the boiler of a steam engine sometimes
Collapse 2Definition: A falling together
suddenly, as of the
sides of a hollow vessel.
Collapse 3Definition: A sudden and complete failure; an utter failure of any kind; a breakdown.
Collapse 4Definition: Extreme depression or sudden failing of all the vital
powers, as the result of disease, injury, or nervous disturbance.
collapse 5Definition: the act of throwing yourself down; "he landed on the bed with a great flop"
a mishap caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in
a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures)
an abrupt failure of function or health
collapse due to fatigue, an illness, or a sudden attack
lose significance, effectiveness, or value; "The school system is collapsing"; "The stock market collapsed"
suffer a nervous breakdown
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"
cause to burst; "The ice broke the pipe"
fall apart; "the building crimbled after the explosion"; "Negociations broke down"
fold or close up; "fold up your umbrella"; "collapse the music stand"