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Noun
An instance of a structure falling down or giving way
“The collapse of the bridge structure caused the minibus to drop 4 meters, injuring two passengers.”
Noun
A sudden failure of an institution or undertaking
“In the end, Cicero himself fell prey to a collapse of the representative system of government his vision of political rhetoric had fostered.”
Noun
A physical or mental breakdown
“The impact on health is that many of the improving measures of mortality that were seen before the collapse have been replaced by increasing disparities afterwards.”
Noun
A complete depletion of energy or strength
“… suffered a mental collapse under the strain of studying for his bar exam.”
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Verb
Fail suddenly and completely
“The government has to respond to the committee report, which is calling for intervention in areas such as parts of Manchester, where the housing market has collapsed.”
Verb
To break apart and fall down suddenly
“Mr Chipungu said in an interview in Lusaka that due to weak culverts, the bridge, which connects Luangwa to the rest of the country, was caving in and might collapse any time.”
Verb
To break apart and fall down suddenly
“He then collapsed behind the podium and died of a heart attack.”
Verb
To be unsuccessful
“… the legal case collapsed in the face of the opposition's evidence.”
Verb
To reduce in size or volume by or as if by pressing parts or members together
“… the novel collapses events from four separate trips into one long odyssey.”
Verb
To break apart and fall down suddenly
Verb
To break apart and fall down suddenly
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