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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 ongoing sand dredging is to make a new waterway so that it stops the collapses,' he said.
However, the cause of the collapse is not revealed.
Here are seven of the deadliest bridge collapses in the U.
Then, the main influences of the ground stress field related to tunnel collapses were investigated.
ABUJA (CyHAN)- Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency (NAMA) on Tuesday confirmed that the death toll from a building collapse in Nigeria's southwest state of Lagos has risen to 57, from Monday's 49.
The majority of building collapses have occurred in Alexandria -- a particularly tragic incident happened in July 2012, when an eight storey building collapsed, killing 20 people.
Tagged the ''Technical Investigative Panel on System Collapse,'' the 13-member committee was given two weeks to, among others, determine the immediate and remote causes of system collapses and review all the collapses that had occurred from January to date.
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.
Firefighters responded to the collapse of a flat roof on a five-bay garage on Walnut Street, in Clinton, late Tuesday afternoon.
This book is a tutorial on how the reader might modify their life in the future if (or when) America collapses.
The guideline also gives requirement on maximum allowable collapse area that can occur if one vertical member collapses.
5 : to fold together <The umbrella collapses to a small size.
53) The Court noted that the policy provided coverage if a collapse was caused by "hidden decay, hidden insect or vermin damage, weight of people or personal property or weight of rain that collects on the roof" and concluded that these covered collapses indicate that the term "collapse" should be given its ordinary meaning of a "total break down caused by a sudden failure or hidden circumstances.
sinking sun Startled passers-by watch as Sunset Amusements collapses in Southgate, Elland Studio 9 Photography
Building collapses are not uncommon in Egypt and are usually blamed on shoddy construction and a failure to respect regulations.