Definition of COLLAPSE

noun : COLLAPSE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) an abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustion; "the commander's prostration demoralized his men" ;

  • 2. (

    ) a natural event caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in; "the roof is in danger of collapse"; "the collapse of the old star under its own gravity" ;

  • 3. (

    ) the act of throwing yourself down; "he landed on the bed with a great flop" ;

  • 4. (

    ) a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures) ;

verb : COLLAPSE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 3. (

    ) fold or close up; "fold up your umbrella"; "collapse the music stand" ;

  • 7. (

    ) lose significance, effectiveness, or value; "The school system is collapsing"; "The stock market collapsed" ;


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