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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 unstable state of the surrounding rock could cause collapse-induced damage and lead to tunnel collapse. The scope of instability within the surrounding rock is regarded as the collapse scope in the present study.
BEIRUT: The defense team for Claude Saade, an owner of a building which collapsed in a Beirut neighborhood in 2012, said its client was a "victim" of the old rent laws, and shifted blame for the collapse on the government, instead.
Pastor in charge of the church, Temitope Joshua, attributed the cause of the collapse to a mysterious helicopter flying repeatedly over the building.
* 41% support a new investigation of Building 7's collapse, compared to 21% who oppose it.
Drawing on a detailed examination of post-collapse societies, including the Somali people of Africa, the Pashtuns of Afghanistan, the Roma of Central and Eastern Europe, and even the Russian mafia, "The Five Stages of Collapse" describes successful adaptations in areas such as finance, self-governance, and social and cultural organization.
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.
Violations of building specifications are rampant in Egypt and are blamed for the frequent collapse of buildings.
Hence, if one takes into account the identical manners, including the previous global context within the Universe, from which the system may evolve to the collapse, one does not modify the initial null entropy of the system, since identical coins are identical coins into the input (t = 0) but not necessarily identical coins from the output (t = [tau]).
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 5.30am when there was nobody around.
ENGINEERS remained at the scene of a land collapse yesterday.
Reinventing Collapse: The Soviet example and American prospects
The definition of progressive collapse has evolved over time and in different codes but essentially it is a phenomenon in which an initial local failure spread from element to element and eventually results in the collapse of the whole structure or to an extent disproportionate to the original failure.
So too, the word "collapse" has a different meaning depending on the jurisdiction.
On page 2, Bill Kipkie, a vice president at CVRD Inco, said one of the books he thought was worth reading twice was "Collapse, How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed" by Jared Diamond, and on page 27, Chris Wray, the CAO from Wawa, was talking about how six small municipalities in Northern Ontario have come together to grapple with the near-death experience of being dependent on the forest today.