collapse (Meaning)

Wordnet

collapse (n)

an abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustion

a natural event caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in

the act of throwing yourself down

a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures)

Wordnet

collapse (v)

break down, literally or metaphorically

collapse due to fatigue, an illness, or a sudden attack

fold or close up

fall apart

cause to burst

suffer a nervous breakdown

lose significance, effectiveness, or value

collapse Sentence Examples

  1. The old building stood precariously, threatening to collapse at any moment.
  2. Exhausted from the hike, she collapsed onto the soft grass, breathing heavily.
  3. The financial crisis caused the company's stock price to collapse.
  4. The heavy rain caused the already weak dam to collapse, flooding the valley below.
  5. The investigation into the politician's corruption charges collapsed due to lack of evidence.
  6. The team's morale collapsed after their star player suffered a season-ending injury.
  7. As the temperature dropped, the scientist watched his carefully constructed experiment collapse.
  8. The peace talks collapsed, leaving the future of the warring nations uncertain.
  9. The cookies were still warm and gooey in the center, collapsing slightly as I lifted them from the baking sheet.
  10. With a sigh of relief, she collapsed onto the couch after finishing her mountain of paperwork.

FAQs About the word collapse

an abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustion, a natural event caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in, the act of throwing yours

crash, melt,tumble, buckle, give, yield, die, crumble, shatter, go

rise, rise, swell, swell, inflate,inflate,

The old building stood precariously, threatening to collapse at any moment.

Exhausted from the hike, she collapsed onto the soft grass, breathing heavily.

The financial crisis caused the company's stock price to collapse.

The heavy rain caused the already weak dam to collapse, flooding the valley below.