Thesaurus > Related Words: collapse

  Words related to collapse

Related / Similar Words: flop, crash, break down, crack up, crack, crock up, break up, fall in, cave in, give, give way, break, founder, burst, crumble, crumple, tumble

 

Definition:
  • the act of throwing yourself down; "he landed on the bed with a great flop";
  • a mishap caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in;
  • a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures);
  • an abrupt failure of function or health;
  • collapse due to fatigue, an illness, or a sudden attack;
  • lose significance, effectiveness, or value; "The school system is collapsing"; "The stock market collapsed";
  • suffer a nervous breakdown;
  • break down, literally or metaphorically; "The wall collapsed"; "The business collapsed"; "The dam broke"; "The roof collapsed"; "The wall gave in"; "The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice";
  • cause to burst; "The ice broke the pipe";
  • fall apart; "the building crimbled after the explosion"; "Negociations broke down";
  • fold or close up; "fold up your umbrella"; "collapse the music stand";

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    Hyponyms: cave in, subsidence, debacle, fiasco, implosion, breakdown, crack-up, shock, fall over, go over, implode, go off, buckle, crumple, flop, break, slump, slide down, sink, pop, deflate, concertina

     

    Grouped Verbs: abandon, give up, burst, fall in, cave in, give, give way, break, founder

     

    Derivational Morphology: flop, fall in, cave in, give, give way, break, founder, crash, crack up, crack, crock up, break up, break down, breakdown, crack-up, subsidence

     

    Anagrams: escallop, opalesce

     

     
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