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Another word for collapse

  1. To fall in

      1. To move or travel; proceed:
      2. To move away from a place; depart:
      3. To pursue a certain course:
      1. To make a present of:
      2. To place in the hands of; pass:
      3. To deliver in exchange or recompense; pay:
      1. To crush together or press into wrinkles; rumple.
      2. To cause to collapse.
      3. To become wrinkled.
      1. A collapse, as of a tunnel or structure.
      2. A place where a cave-in has occurred.
      3. An act or instance of ceasing opposition or resistance:
      1. A clasp for fastening two ends, as of straps or a belt, in which a device attached to one of the ends is fitted or coupled to the other.
      2. An ornament that resembles this clasp, such as a metal square on a shoe or hat.
      3. An instance of bending, warping, or crumpling; a bend or bulge.
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  2. To suddenly lose all health or strength

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  3. To give way mentally and emotionally

      1. To bend over or double up so that one part lies on another part:
      2. To make compact by doubling or bending over parts:
      3. To bring from an extended to a closed position:
      1. (idiomatic, intransitive) To laugh heartily.
      2. (idiomatic) To cause to laugh heartily
      3. (intransitive, idiomatic) To become insane; to suffer a mental breakdown.
      1. To make a brisk sharp cracking sound:
      2. To break suddenly with a brisk, sharp, cracking sound.
      3. To give way abruptly under pressure or tension:
      1. To break without complete separation of parts:
      2. To break or snap apart:
      3. To make a sharp snapping sound:
      1. To cause to separate into pieces suddenly or violently; smash.
      2. To divide into pieces, as by bending or cutting:
      3. To separate into components or parts:
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  4. To undergo sudden financial failure

  5. To undergo capture, defeat, or ruin

  1. A sudden sharp decline in mental, emotional, or physical health

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  2. An abrupt disastrous failure

      1. The act of destroying or the state of being destroyed; destruction:
      2. Accidental destruction of a ship; a shipwreck.
      3. The stranded hulk of a severely damaged ship.
      1. A total collapse or defeat.
      2. A serious collision between vehicles; a wreck.
      1. To break (something) into pieces suddenly, noisily, and violently; shatter.
      2. To render (something) into a mush or pulp, as by throwing or crushing:
      3. To strike with a heavy blow or impact:
      1. A sudden, disastrous collapse, downfall, or defeat; a rout.
      2. A total, often ludicrous failure.
      3. The breaking up of ice in a river.
      1. To break violently or noisily; smash:
      2. To undergo sudden damage or destruction on impact:
      3. To make a sudden loud noise:
      1. The act or process of failing to function or continue.
      2. The condition resulting from this:
      3. The abrupt failure of an insulator or insulating medium to restrict the flow of current.
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  3. A disastrous overwhelming defeat or ruin

      1. A town of central Belgium near Brussels. Napoleon met his final defeat in the Battle of Waterloo (June 18, 1815).
      2. A city of northeast Iowa on the Cedar River northwest of Cedar Rapids. It was founded in 1845.
      1. To drop or come down freely under the influence of gravity:
      2. To drop oneself to a lower or less erect position:
      3. To lose an upright or erect position suddenly:
      1. A loss of wealth, rank, reputation, or happiness; ruin.
      2. A cause of ruin:
      3. A fall of rain or snow, especially a heavy or unexpected one.
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Another word for collapse