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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 crane, set up at a construction site near the Gangseo District Office, suddenly collapsed at around 9:40 a.
Thloeng Chamroeun, 43, whose home is about 10 metres from where the road collapsed, said, 'If collapses [continue to] happen, my home and others' must be dismantled, but we do not have any new land to live on.
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], August 31 ( ANI ): Seven to eight people are still reported missing in the three-storeyed Husaini building that collapsed on Thursday in Mumbai's Bhendi Bazaar.
4th 531 (2001) the court found coverage when a theater ceiling collapsed, noting that the "dictionary definitions of 'decay' include a general sense of gradual deterioration in strength or soundness, and a more specific sense of rot or organic decomposition.
crumbling infrastructure to the forefront, on August 1, 2007, the Interstate -35 (I-35) westbound bridge over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis collapsed during the evening rush hour, killing 13 people and injuring 145.
Talking to a private TV channel, Mohib, a student of class five, who was also one of the unfortunate victims who had suffered from injuries due to the stage collapse on April 28 at Bahria Enclave in Islamabad, recalled how the stage was trembling right before it collapsed.
The second incident of roof collapsed occurred in the same area when the house of the Muhammad Amin collapsed in the rainy night and left three daughters dead and two other women wounded.
Hamas has confirmed Thursday that seven members of its "military wing" were killed when a tunnel collapsed this week in the Gaza Strip.
Two children died and five people were injured when a building collapsed in the Minya Al-Qamh district of the Sharqeya governorate late Monday, the Ministry of Health annouced.
Summary: 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.
Spokesperson for the agency Ibrahim Farinloye told Xinhua that eight more bodies were recovered overnight at the site of the collapsed building in the premises of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) in Lagos.
TEHRAN (FNA)- At least one person was killed and six others injured when an under-construction building collapsed in Mumbai Saturday.
CLARKSBURG, West Virginia, Rabi'II 2, 1435, Feb 2, 2014, SPA -- Police say three people have died when two cellphone towers collapsed in the U.
ALERT: The scene after the woman's collapse at New Hey Road in Rastrick Collapse sparks emergency call SEVERAL emergency crews responded to a call after a woman collapsed in Rastrick.
Building 7, a 47-story skyscraper, collapsed into its own footprint late in the afternoon on 9/11.