Meaning of collapse

Definition of collapse

(noun) an abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustion; "the commander's prostration demoralized his men"
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"
the act of throwing yourself down; "he landed on the bed with a great flop"
a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures)
(verb) 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"
collapse due to fatigue, an illness, or a sudden attack
fold or close up; "fold up your umbrella"; "collapse the music stand"
fall apart; "the building crumbled after the explosion"; "Negotiations broke down"
cause to burst; "The ice broke the pipe"
lose significance, effectiveness, or value; "The school system is collapsing"; "The stock market collapsed"

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