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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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Windmoeller & Hoelscher, the first blown-film equipment supplier to offer an oscillating hauloff back in 1973, sells a unit that feeds the film through a series of two horizontally arranged turning bars and two idler rolls after the primary nip and collapsing frame.
With the Force10 TeraScale E-Series, TrueServer is increasing the resiliency of its network while collapsing the aggregation and core layers into a single one.
One of the key issues in earthquake engineering is how much damage structures can sustain before collapsing so people can safely evacuate," explained principal investigator Gilberto Mosqueda, UB assistant professor of civil, structural and environmental engineering.
The observations confirm that material blasting out from a collapsing star generates a gamma-ray burst.
6 billion gallons of water when the earthquake hit, collapsing the top of the earthen dam to within six feet of the water level.
Tachion's Collapsed Central Office, which focuses on collapsing all the network components necessary to develop and deliver bundled voice and data services into a single platform, is the future of the central office infrastructure.
Now, the first experiment to directly measure the chemical-reaction rates in individual, sonolumineseent bubbles reveals that the recombining of atoms in a collapsing bubble probably limits its temperature.
About The Fusion 5000 "Tachion's revolutionary Collapsed Central Office, the Fusion 5000, is changing the landscape of the central office by collapsing so many functions into a single integrated network switch," said Colton.
National Laboratory, one of several sonoluminescence specialists who have theorized that fusion in collapsing bubbles is feasible.
These little implosions can nevertheless be so violent that the compressed gas within a collapsing bubble emits a flash of light (SN: 10/5/96, p.
By collapsing several packet and circuit technologies into one system, we have enabled service providers to offer more services in a small footprint, which translates into higher service margin per square foot.