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An instance of a structure falling down or giving way
“Strong winds would lead to the collapse of the bridge.”
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A sudden failure of an institution or undertaking
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“The defect or collapse of law is the collapse of government.”
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A state of extreme physical or mental tiredness
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“Mercifully, it drowned out the final, horrible collapse of his body as it yielded to pressures it was never designed to endure.”
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Loss of consciousness
“His collapse was sudden and, to doctors, mysterious and life-threatening.”
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A physical or mental breakdown
“The manager's collapse was attributed to stress and an unreasonable workload.”
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A deterioration or worsening in condition, structure or quality
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The collapse or defeat of an authoritative figure or governing body
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An event resulting in great loss
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An act of dropping or falling downwards
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The state of being physically unconscious
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A person's ruin or downfall
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A disease or period of sickness affecting the body or mind
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The gradual caving in or sinking of an area of land
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The act of something collapsing in, or the site where a collapse has occurred
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An acute medical condition associated with a fall in blood pressure
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A sudden attack of illness, especially a stroke or an epileptic fit
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The prevention of the progress, success, or fulfillment of something
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Submission
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To physically break apart and fall down
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“The foundations are weak, and the building will likely collapse at any second.”
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To fail suddenly and completely
“Peace talks between the two states would ultimately collapse.”
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To undergo a loss of consciousness
“He would collapse in the middle of his speech due to the lack of oxygen in the room.”
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To fail or be unsuccessful
“Our case will collapse unless we can find some corroborating evidence.”
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To reduce in volume or size by constricting
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“The novel attempts to collapse each individual event into one long odyssey.”
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To be overcome with emotion
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“She would collapse in tears after hearing the terrible news.”
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(of a business) To go bankrupt
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To stop operating
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Bend and give way under pressure or strain
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To go to a lower level, especially abruptly
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To give up one's resistance against something
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To make or become more compact by folding
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To cause to become tired, weary or fatigued
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To adopt or be in a position in which one's weight is supported by one's buttocks
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To contract, or cause to contract, by removing air from
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To cover an opening
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Sit, lie, or fall with one's arms and legs spread out in an ungainly way
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(of an event, action, or process) To come to an end or cease to occur
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