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Synonyms for collapse

Synonyms for collapse

to fall in

to suddenly lose all health or strength

to give way mentally and emotionally

to undergo sudden financial failure

to undergo capture, defeat, or ruin

a sudden sharp decline in mental, emotional, or physical health

an abrupt disastrous failure

a disastrous overwhelming defeat or ruin

Synonyms for collapse

an abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustion

a natural event caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in

the act of throwing yourself down


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a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures)

collapse due to fatigue, an illness, or a sudden attack

fold or close up

fall apart

suffer a nervous breakdown

lose significance, effectiveness, or value

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The pastor showed a three-minute video clip to journalists in Lagos on Saturday, claiming the helicopter might have been responsible for the collapse of the six-storey guest house.
Reasons for the collapse are as yet unknown and being investigated but according to primary report, the building might have collapsed due to drill work taking place on the sixth floor.
We find that both the Wave Function Collapse and the Schrodinger's Cat Thought Experiment are not real scientific topics but only pure fictions.
41% support a new investigation of Building 7's collapse, compared to 21% who oppose it.
Collapse does not include settling, cracking, shrinking, bulging or expansion.
Critique: Informed, informative, thoughtful, thought-provoking, practical, and occasionally iconoclastic, "The Five Stages of Collapse: Survivor's Toolkit" is highly recommended reading for anyone concerned with surviving catastrophic disruptions of our country, economy, and culture such as almost occurred with the near financial collapse of 2008.
Violations of building specifications are rampant in Egypt and are blamed for the frequent collapse of buildings.
Four more people were killed in different incidents of roof collapse in Haala, Toba Tek Singh, Rahimyar Khan.
THE partial collapse of the Victorian-era tunnel - which was formerly used by the Liverpool Overhead Railway - caused tons of rock to fall into an area which was being used as a car repair garage by Roscoe Engineering.
According to rescue officials, the condition of ill-fated building was miserable while spell of heavy rains in the city resulted in its collapse Rescue teams rushed to the spot and started rescue operation.
Firefighters responded to the collapse of a flat roof on a five-bay garage on Walnut Street, in Clinton, late Tuesday afternoon.
Onlookers said it was lucky the collapse happened at around 5.
ENGINEERS remained at the scene of a land collapse yesterday.
Reinventing Collapse examines the circumstances of the demise of the Soviet superpower and offers clear insights into how we might prepare for coming events.
Interestingly, before this brilliant author gets to the Easter Islands, or the Anasazi of North America, or the Vikings of Greenland, he spends the first chapter on the economic collapse of the state of Montana, a place where he has lived part time for many years.