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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.
Historically speaking, the Wave Function Collapse concept was brought into scientific debate by the conflict between the following two suppositions:
It was reported that the collapse occurred violently within the space of a few seconds.
Any creaking or cracking noises, or bowing in the attic," Farrell said, could be a sign of impending collapse and people should first get out of the structure and then call for assistance.
Shabir Naseem, 47, appeared at Calderdale Magistrates' Court yesterday - 20 months after Elland town centre was partly sealed off because of the collapse.
In practical terms, the choices that may help to avert undesirable outcomes up to, and beyond, a climatic/societal cliff edge shall equally favour successful adaptation should such collapses occur.
Caltrans also identified 1,235 bridges and overpasses maintained by cities and counties that were at high risk of collapse in a major earthquake that had not been reinforced.
This is Malthus' legacy at its worst, and when Diamond embraces it, Collapse collapses into claptrap.
A police official said the building's owner had added three floors to the apartment building in violation of the law, which he said caused the collapse.
After the thunderous collapses, rescuers found their walkie-talkies and cell phones almost worthless to reach people trapped in the debris.
The reason a suction hose gives out is usually that a section of it collapses.
Second, the courts concluded that public policy required coverage for imminent collapses because society's interests were furthered by making the repair before the structure collapsed.
Possible reasons for this success are that this welding method creates an equal volume of melt on each part, collapses welds to equal depth, and ensures full collapse of the energy director on the part.
Economic events in ancient Rome, along with more recent market collapses, provide valuable insights into modern-day market manias and crashes, Geoffrey D.
The only thing that Chinas neighbors, and the United States, may fear more than a rising China is one that collapses.