collapse

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  • He finished the performance but collapsed again and died a few hours later.
  • The two battle until it seems as though the hall might collapse.
  • He believed this would lead to economic collapse of the enemy nations.
  • Shortly after she collapses and within a few short weeks, she too is dead.
  • The collapse also destroyed the band's light show and much of their musical equipment.
  • The royal forest law had collapsed in large parts of the country.
  • When he collapsed on stage, audience members initially thought it was part of the act.
  • After the economy collapsed the construction of the new plant was put on hold.
  • The company ended the plans after the local oil-based economy collapsed.
  • The building was claimed to have been close to collapsing under its own weight.
  • However, parts of the case against him collapsed the following year.
  • After the end of that race the team ran out of funds and collapsed.
  • While he was playing a piece, a woman directly behind him collapsed and died on the spot.
  • Upon returning home he found that the family firm had collapsed.
  • Once again, the government was short-lived, collapsing after only a year.
  • But while doing this work his health collapsed, as mentioned above.
  • She returned to work, but collapsed after the film was completed.
  • However, after the construction of three fast food chain stores, the project collapsed.
  • The building collapses around him and he is never seen again.
  • Tom & friends are soon captured and left to die in a collapsing mountain.
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Words starting with collapse

Meaning of collapse

  • noun An abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustion
    the commander's prostration demoralized his men
  • noun 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
  • verb 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
  • verb Fold or close up
    fold up your umbrella, collapse the music stand
  • verb Cause to burst
    The ice broke the pipe
  • verb Lose significance, effectiveness, or value
    The school system is collapsing, The stock market collapsed