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1. collapse

verb. ['kəˈlæps'] break down, literally or metaphorically.

Synonyms

  • give
  • slide down
  • slump
  • flop
  • give way
  • change
  • crumple
  • burst
  • cave in
  • sink
  • implode
  • buckle
  • abandon
  • go off
  • founder
  • fall in
  • break

Antonyms

  • stay
  • destabilize
  • enable
  • loosen

Etymology

  • collapsus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Collapse

  • straps
  • scraps
  • relapse
  • perhaps
  • traps
  • snaps
  • slaps
  • schnapps
  • flaps
  • elapse
  • craps
  • crapps
  • claps
  • zaps
  • yaps
  • wraps
  • taps
  • saps
  • raps
  • naps
  • maps
  • lapps
  • knapp's
  • kaps
  • kappes
  • japs
  • gaps
  • gap's
  • chaps
  • caps

How do you pronounce collapse?

Pronounce collapse as kəˈlæps.

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How do you spell collapse? Is it colapse ?

A common misspelling of collapse is colapse

Sentences with collapse


1. Noun, singular or mass
Dior had started working for a clothing company on the verge of collapse after the war.

2. Verb, base form
It is made to collapse upon impact and care should be taken when working with the column.

Quotes about collapse


1. Together, they would watch everything that was so carefully planned collapse, and they would smile at the beauty of destruction.
- Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

2. What are you grinning at?"Katsa demanded for the third or fourth time. "Is the ceiling about to cave in on my head or something? You look like we're both on the verge of an enormous joke.""Katsa, only you would consider the collapse of the ceiling a good joke.
- Kristin Cashore, Graceling

3. True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create theirown.
- Nikos Kazantzakis

2. collapse

verb. ['kəˈlæps'] collapse due to fatigue, an illness, or a sudden attack.

Synonyms

  • suffer
  • go over
  • have
  • drop like flies
  • get
  • sustain
  • break down

Antonyms

  • refuse
  • shrink
  • hide
  • ascend

Etymology

  • collapsus (Latin)

3. collapse

noun. ['kəˈlæps'] an abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustion.

Synonyms

  • heat hyperpyrexia
  • sickness
  • unwellness
  • heatstroke
  • algidity
  • crack-up
  • illness
  • prostration
  • shock
  • breakdown

Antonyms

  • disinherit
  • stand still
  • inelasticity
  • forbid

Etymology

  • collapsus (Latin)

4. collapse

noun. ['kəˈlæps'] a natural event caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in.

Synonyms

  • fiasco
  • debacle
  • occurrence
  • happening
  • implosion
  • subsidence
  • cave in
  • natural event

Antonyms

  • take office
  • resist
  • take
  • deny

Etymology

  • collapsus (Latin)

5. collapse

noun. ['kəˈlæps'] the act of throwing yourself down.

Synonyms

  • descent

Antonyms

  • requisition
  • claim

Etymology

  • collapsus (Latin)

6. collapse

verb. ['kəˈlæps'] lose significance, effectiveness, or value.

Antonyms

  • rise

Etymology

  • collapsus (Latin)

7. collapse

noun. ['kəˈlæps'] a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures).

Synonyms

  • occurrence
  • crash
  • happening
  • natural event

Antonyms

  • borrow
  • breastfeed
  • starve
  • bottlefeed

Etymology

  • collapsus (Latin)

8. collapse

verb. ['kəˈlæps'] fold or close up.

Synonyms

  • concertina
  • deflate
  • turn up
  • fold up

Antonyms

  • decontaminate
  • clean
  • unstring
  • stabilize

Etymology

  • collapsus (Latin)

9. collapse

verb. ['kəˈlæps'] cause to burst.

Synonyms

  • founder
  • give
  • fall in
  • give way
  • burst
  • cave in
  • break

Antonyms

  • dissimilate
  • increase
  • demilitarize
  • dehydrogenate

Etymology

  • collapsus (Latin)

10. collapse

verb. ['kəˈlæps'] suffer a nervous breakdown.

Synonyms

  • suffer
  • have
  • crock up
  • crack up
  • get
  • sustain
  • crack

Antonyms

  • achiever
  • succeed
  • function
  • deconcentrate

Etymology

  • collapsus (Latin)
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