Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun collapse

4 senses of collapse

Sense 1
collapse, prostration -- (an abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustion; "the commander's prostration demoralized his men")
       => illness, unwellness, malady, sickness -- (impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism)

Sense 2
collapse -- (a natural event caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in; "the roof is in danger of collapse"; "the collapse of the old star under its own gravity")
       => happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural event -- (an event that happens)

Sense 3
flop, collapse -- (the act of throwing yourself down; "he landed on the bed with a great flop")
       => descent -- (the act of changing your location in a downward direction)

Sense 4
crash, collapse -- (a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures))
       => happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural event -- (an event that happens)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb collapse

7 senses of collapse

Sense 1
collapse, fall in, cave in, give, give way, break, founder -- (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")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

Sense 2
break down, collapse -- (collapse due to fatigue, an illness, or a sudden attack)
       => suffer, sustain, have, get -- (undergo (as of injuries and illnesses); "She suffered a fracture in the accident"; "He had an insulin shock after eating three candy bars"; "She got a bruise on her leg"; "He got his arm broken in the scuffle")

Sense 3
collapse -- (fold or close up; "fold up your umbrella"; "collapse the music stand")
       => fold, fold up, turn up -- (bend or lay so that one part covers the other; "fold up the newspaper"; "turn up your collar")

Sense 4
crumble, crumple, tumble, break down, collapse -- (fall apart; "the building crumbled after the explosion"; "Negotiations broke down")
       => change integrity -- (change in physical make-up)

Sense 5
collapse, burst -- (cause to burst; "The ice broke the pipe")

Sense 6
crack up, crack, crock up, break up, collapse -- (suffer a nervous breakdown)
       => suffer, sustain, have, get -- (undergo (as of injuries and illnesses); "She suffered a fracture in the accident"; "He had an insulin shock after eating three candy bars"; "She got a bruise on her leg"; "He got his arm broken in the scuffle")

Sense 7
collapse -- (lose significance, effectiveness, or value; "The school system is collapsing"; "The stock market collapsed")
       => weaken -- (become weaker; "The prisoner's resistance weakened after seven days")

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