Dictionary

  Definition of collapse
  1. the act of throwing yourself down; "he landed on the bed with a great flop"
  2. a mishap caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in
  3. a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures)
  4. an abrupt failure of function or health
  5. collapse due to fatigue, an illness, or a sudden attack
  6. lose significance, effectiveness, or value; "The school system is collapsing"; "The stock market collapsed"
  7. suffer a nervous breakdown
  8. 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"
  9. cause to burst; "The ice broke the pipe"
  10. fall apart; "the building crimbled after the explosion"; "Negociations broke down"
  11. fold or close up; "fold up your umbrella"; "collapse the music stand"
Similar Words: flop, crash, break down, crack up, crack, crock up, break up, fall in, cave in, give, give way, break, founder, burst, crumble, crumple, tumble

 

Hyponyms: cave in, subsidence, debacle, fiasco, implosion, breakdown, crack-up, shock, fall over, go over, implode, go off, buckle, crumple, flop, break, slump, slide down, sink, pop, deflate, concertina

 

Grouped Verbs: abandon, give up, burst, fall in, cave in, give, give way, break, founder

 

Derivational Morphology: flop, fall in, cave in, give, give way, break, founder, crash, crack up, crack, crock up, break up, break down, breakdown, crack-up, subsidence

 

Anagrams: escallop, opalesce

 

 
  Search Dictionary

Search the meaning/definition of over one hundred thousand words!
 
 
  
  Random Word
decoratively means in a decorative manner; "used decoratively at Christmas"; ... more
 
  Find words starting with:
   
A
B
C
   
D
E
F
   
G
H
I
   
J
K
L
   
M
N
O
   
P
Q
R
   
S
T
U
   
V
W
X
   
Y
Z