Part of speech:
Any great upheaval, as an earthquake or a war, that causes sudden and violent changes, great destruction, etc.
Buckle means to fasten or attach two sides together with a clasp, or to bend under pressure or heat.
A naturally occurring underground hollow or passage, especially one with an opening to the surface of the Earth. Caves can form through a variety of processes, including the dissolution of limestone by flowing water, the differential cooling of volcanic magma (which occurs when the outside surface of the lava cools, but the inside continues to flow downwards, forming a hollow tube), or the action of wind and waves along a rocky coast.
Alternative spelling of cave in.
To be drawn closer and farther apart repeatedly, or up and down, as if situated on a working concertina's folds
To reduce or lessen the size or importance of:
A crash, as of an airplane
cause to burst
The cause of such a fall
The condition of having been destroyed:
To leave unfinished:
The condition or fact of not achieving the desired end or ends:
A marked, often sudden, decline in status, rank, or importance:
A person who is physically in very poor health or emotionally upset or exhausted
To prove insufficient in quantity or duration; give out:
To lose courage or hope
To offer in good faith; pledge:
Extinction of life; death.
An abrupt disastrous failure
The condition of being prostrated, as from heat.
To become fractured:
cause to burst
To destroy, spoil, or damage irreparably
cause to burst
An arrangement of lenses, mirrors, or both that collects visible light, allowing direct observation or photographic recording of distant objects. &diamf3; A refracting telescope uses lenses to focus light to produce a magnified image. Compound lenses are used to avoid distortions such as spherical and chromatic aberrations. &diamf3; A reflecting telescope uses mirrors to view celestial objects at high levels of magnification. Most large optical telescopes are reflecting telescopes because very large mirrors, which are necessary to maximize the amount of light received by the telescope, are easier to build than very large lenses.
To lose courage; quail
One that is successful:
Exultation or rejoicing over victory or success:
An increasing or becoming increased
To build is defined as to construct, create, establish or put together.
To give entry; lead:
(Informal) To break open or into:
To close, fasten, go into place, etc. with a snapping sound
To break or tame (a horse).
(Informal) To get into (a party, theater, etc.) without an invitation, ticket, etc.
A town of central Belgium near Brussels. Napoleon met his final defeat in the Battle of Waterloo (June 18, 1815).
A violent blowing apart or bursting caused by energy released from a very fast chemical reaction, a nuclear reaction, or the escape of gases under pressure.
To suddenly lose all health or strength
To undergo sudden financial failure
To receive as a prize or reward for performance:
A disastrous overwhelming defeat or ruin
The act or sound of flopping
suffer a nervous breakdown
(Intransitive) To collapse inwards.
To burst is defined as to break apart suddenly and with force.
To fall into small fragments or pieces; disintegrate:
Tumble is defined as to do somersaults, fall clumsily or stumble, or to cause someone or something to fall.
The capacity of being destroyed by an event, a person’s action, or by law.
To separate into parts or fragments; break up; disunite
A bend in a layer of rock or in another planar feature such as foliation or the cleavage of a mineral. Folds occur as the result of deformation, usually associated with plate-tectonic forces.
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