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A collapse, as of a tunnel or structure.
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  1. A collapse, as of a tunnel or structure.
  2. The act of something collapsing or caving in.
  3. An act or instance of ceasing opposition or resistance:
The act or process of failing to function or continue.
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  1. The act or process of failing to function or continue.
  2. (Electricity) The abrupt failure of an insulator or insulating medium to restrict the flow of current.
  3. A failure to work or function properly
A sudden, heavy fall, as of snow
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  1. A sudden, heavy fall, as of snow
  2. The cause of such a fall
  3. A sudden fall, as from prosperity or power
The cause or means of destroying:
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  1. The cause or means of destroying:
  2. The fact or state of being destroyed
  3. The condition of having been destroyed:
To move or descend from one height or level to another:
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  1. To move or descend from one height or level to another:
  2. To let fall in drops:
  3. To write at one's leisure:
To reduce or lessen the size or importance of:
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  1. To reduce or lessen the size or importance of:
  2. (Economics) To reduce the amount of available currency or credit and thus lower prices.
  3. To be or become deflated:
To give precedence to other road users.
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  1. To give precedence to other road users.
  2. To collapse or break under physical stresses.
(Intransitive) To become wrinkled.
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  1. (Intransitive) To become wrinkled.
  2. To crush together or press into wrinkles; rumple.
  3. To fall or break down; collapse
To give way; collapse:
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  1. To give way; collapse:
  2. To yield reluctantly to pressure; submit; give in
  3. To succumb, as to exhaustion or authority; give in:
  1. To collapse inward or downward.
  2. Alternative spelling of cave in.
  3. (Idiomatic) To relent; to acquiesce; to comply; to grant approval; to lose willpower.
To collapse:
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  1. To collapse:
  2. (Intransitive) To become wrinkled.
  3. To fall or break down; collapse
To permit one to have or take:
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  1. To permit one to have or take:
  2. To accord or tender to another:
  3. To carry out (a physical movement):
(Informal) To urinate or defecate:
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  1. (Informal) To urinate or defecate:
  2. To give entry; lead:
  3. To participate to (a given extent):
To cause to give up a habit:
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  1. To cause to give up a habit:
  2. To exchange for smaller monetary units:
  3. To fail to conform to; violate:
Alternative spelling of cave in.
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  1. Alternative spelling of cave in.
  2. To collapse inward or downward.
  3. (Idiomatic) To relent; to acquiesce; to comply; to grant approval; to lose willpower.
To break through (an obstacle) in order to win acceptance or acknowledgment:
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  1. To break through (an obstacle) in order to win acceptance or acknowledgment:
  2. To cause to break with a sharp snapping sound:
  3. To cause to break without complete separation of parts:
To move or descend from one height or level to another:
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  1. To move or descend from one height or level to another:
  2. (Informal) To get rid of or eliminate (something unneeded, unwanted, or problematic)
  3. To leave out (a letter, for example) in speaking or writing.
To die, especially from a disease or injury.
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  1. To die, especially from a disease or injury.
  2. To give way (to); yield; submit
  3. To submit to an overpowering force or yield to an overwhelming desire; give up or give in.
To cause to give up a habit:
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  1. To cause to give up a habit:
  2. To fail to conform to; violate:
  3. To exchange for smaller monetary units:
To cause to come into forceful contact with something, especially with a sharp sound:
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  1. To cause to come into forceful contact with something, especially with a sharp sound:
  2. To cause to break with a sharp snapping sound:
  3. To cause to break without complete separation of parts:
To close, fasten, go into place, etc. with a snapping sound
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  1. To close, fasten, go into place, etc. with a snapping sound
  2. To take up something suddenly and eagerly; snatch or grasp:
  3. To pull apart or break with a snapping sound.
(Informal) To give in; buckle:
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  1. (Informal) To give in; buckle:
  2. To bring from an extended to a closed position:
  3. To bend or press (something) so that one part is over another; double up on itself
To cause to give up a habit:
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  1. To cause to give up a habit:
  2. To exchange for smaller monetary units:
  3. To fail to conform to; violate:
(Informal) To smash or break, especially forcefully:
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  1. (Informal) To smash or break, especially forcefully:
  2. To cause to come to an end; break up:
  3. To burst or break
(Informal) To get into (a party, theater, etc.) without an invitation, ticket, etc.
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  1. (Informal) To get into (a party, theater, etc.) without an invitation, ticket, etc.
  2. To fall, collide, or break with force and with a loud, smashing noise
  3. To break or dash into pieces; smash; shatter
To receive an academic grade below the acceptable minimum in (a course, for example):
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  1. To receive an academic grade below the acceptable minimum in (a course, for example):
  2. To give way or be made otherwise useless as a result of excessive strain:
  3. To break; not to succeed in reaching a standard or goal; to perform ineptly or faultily; to become bankrupt. To break; not to succeed in reaching a standard or goal; to perform ineptly or faultily; to become bankrupt.
(Idiomatic) to be named, to call oneself
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  1. (Idiomatic) to be named, to call oneself
  2. To descend into a body of water
  3. (Idiomatic) to go bankrupt, to collapse
(Informal) To give in; buckle:
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  1. (Informal) To give in; buckle:
  2. To bend or press (something) so that one part is over another; double up on itself
  3. (Informal) To fail
(--- Theology) To lose primordial innocence and happiness. Used of humanity as a result of the Fall.
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  1. (--- Theology) To lose primordial innocence and happiness. Used of humanity as a result of the Fall.
  2. To pass into a particular state, condition, or situation:
  3. To come forth as if by falling; issue:
(Idiomatic) to be named, to call oneself
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  1. (Idiomatic) to be named, to call oneself
  2. To descend into a body of water
  3. (Idiomatic) to go bankrupt, to collapse
To give up claim to; give over or yield, esp. voluntarily, as in favor of another
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  1. To give up claim to; give over or yield, esp. voluntarily, as in favor of another
  2. To give oneself up to another's power or control, esp. as a prisoner
  3. To give up or abandon:
To totter and fall:
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  1. To totter and fall:
  2. To bring about the downfall, destruction, or ending of.
  3. To fall (over) because or as if top-heavy
(Electricity) The abrupt failure of an insulator or insulating medium to restrict the flow of current.
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  1. (Electricity) The abrupt failure of an insulator or insulating medium to restrict the flow of current.
  2. The condition resulting from this:
  3. A failure of health; physical, mental, or emotional collapse
A crash, as of an airplane
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  1. A crash, as of an airplane
  2. A crash, as one involving an airplane or automobile.
  3. (--- Informal) A mental or physical breakdown; collapse
A popular dance originating in the early 1970s, performed to funk music.
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  1. A popular dance originating in the early 1970s, performed to funk music.
  2. A failure to work or function properly
  3. The act or process of failing to function or continue.
A sudden loud noise, as of an object breaking:
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  1. A sudden loud noise, as of an object breaking:
  2. (Computers) A sudden failure of a hard drive caused by damaging contact between the head and the storage surface, often resulting in the loss of data on the drive.
  3. A sudden failure of a program or operating system, usually without serious consequences.
A sudden, disastrous collapse, downfall, or defeat; a rout.
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  1. A sudden, disastrous collapse, downfall, or defeat; a rout.
  2. A violent flood.
  3. A total, often ludicrous, collapse or failure
A violent breaking of something or the noise made by such breaking:
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  1. A violent breaking of something or the noise made by such breaking:
  2. A heavy blow or collision:
  3. A wreck
Complete defeat or failure; ruin
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  1. Complete defeat or failure; ruin
  2. A wreck or collision, esp. one that does great damage
  3. A serious collision between vehicles; a wreck.
The remains of something that has been wrecked, especially an automobile that has crashed:
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  1. The remains of something that has been wrecked, especially an automobile that has crashed:
  2. Something that is dilapidated or worn out:
  3. An automobile or railroad collision or accident:
The cause of such a fall
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  1. The cause of such a fall
  2. A sudden fall, as from prosperity or power
  3. A sudden, heavy fall, as of snow
A marked, often sudden, decline in status, rank, or importance:
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  1. A marked, often sudden, decline in status, rank, or importance:
  2. A reduction in value, amount, or degree:
  3. Something that has fallen:
Any disastrous or decisive defeat
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  1. Any disastrous or decisive defeat
  2. A final, crushing defeat.
  3. A town of central Belgium near Brussels. Napoleon met his final defeat in the Battle of Waterloo (June 18, 1815).
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