Definition of Collapse


  • a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures)
  • the act of throwing yourself down
    "he landed on the bed with a great flop"
  • 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"
  • an abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustion
    "the commander's prostration demoralized his men"


  • lose significance, effectiveness, or value
    "The school system is collapsing"
    "The stock market collapsed"
  • suffer a nervous breakdown
    - crack up - crock up - break up
  • cause to burst
    "The ice broke the pipe"
  • fall apart
    "the building crumbled after the explosion"
    "Negotiations broke down"
    - break down
  • fold or close up
    "fold up your umbrella"
    "collapse the music stand"
  • collapse due to fatigue, an illness, or a sudden attack
    - break down
  • 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"
    - fall in - cave in - give way
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble collapse

252 unscramble word found using the letters collapse.

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