Synonym: break down, crash, fail, topple. Similar words: collar, collaboration, collect, college, colleague, collector, collection, collective. Meaning: [kə'læps] n. 1. an abrupt failure of function or health 2. a mishap caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in 3. the act of throwing yourself down 4. a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures). v. 1. break down, literally or metaphorically 2. collapse due to fatigue, an illness, or a sudden attack 3. fold or close up 4. fall apart 5. cause to burst 6. suffer a nervous breakdown 7. lose significance, effectiveness, or value.
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1 The unexpected rainstorm caused the collapse of the roof.
2 She was on the verge of nervous collapse.
3 Their economy is teetering on the brink of collapse.
4 The collapse of the company had repercussions for the whole industry.
5 After the disastrous collapse accident the bodies were too badly mangled to be recognized.
6 Wall Street's collapse raised spectres of the 1987 stock market crash.
7 If the foundations of the house aren't stable,(www.Sentencedict.com) collapse is possible.
8 I should think you're about ready to collapse after all that walking.
9 The government predicates that the market collapse was caused by Asian financial crisis.
10 The ancient abbey was in imminent danger of collapse.
11 The collapse of Communism changed East-West relations for ever.
12 The company is on the edge of collapse.
13 The bridge is liable to collapse at any moment.
14 The system is in imminent danger of collapse.
15 The country's economy is on the verge of collapse.
16 Yesterday morning shares seemed to recover from Monday's collapse.
17 The storm caused the collapse of the roof.
18 Their economy is on the edge of collapse.
19 The collapse, when it came, was total.
20 She suffered a collapse under anaesthetic.
21 The economy is in a state of collapse.
22 The country's economy is on the point of collapse.
23 His business was in danger of collapse .
24 The walls were strengthened to protect them from collapse.
25 The wait will not be very long, but your white-haired hair collapse hurt.
26 But if he does this, he may hasten the collapse of his own country.
27 This action brought the country to the verge of economic collapse.
28 Ten years of incompetent government had brought about the virtual collapse of the country's economy.
29 These measures brought the republic to the verge of economic collapse.
30 The hot sun enervated her to the point of collapse.
More similar words: collar, collaboration, collect, college, colleague, collector, collection, collective, colloquial, perhaps, lap, slap, upset, glimpse, all along, all at once, as well as, all around, installation, surveillance, Color., color, doll, toll, poll, roll, column, colony, follow, roll in.