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collapses, 3rd person singular present; collapsed, past participle; collapsing, present participle; collapsed, past tense;
  1. (of a structure) Fall down or in; give way
    • - the roof collapsed on top of me
  2. Cause (something) to fall in or give way
    • - it feels as if the slightest pressure would collapse it
    • - many people tend to collapse the distinction between the two concepts
  3. (of a lung or blood vessel) Fall inward and become flat and empty
    • - a collapsed lung
  4. Cause (a lung or blood vessel) to do this

  5. Fold or be folded to fit into a small space
    • - some cots collapse down to fit into a bag
  6. (of a person) Fall down and become unconscious, typically through illness or injury
    • - he collapsed from loss of blood
  7. Sit or lie down as a result of tiredness or prolonged exertion
    • - exhausted, he collapsed on the bed
  8. (of an institution or undertaking) Fail suddenly and completely
    • - in the face of such resolve his opposition finally collapsed
  9. (of a price or currency) Drop suddenly in value

  1. An instance of a structure falling down or in
    • - the collapse of a railroad bridge
    • - the church roof is in danger of collapse
  2. A sudden failure of an institution or undertaking
    • - the collapse of the Ottoman Empire
  3. A physical or mental breakdown
    • - he suffered a collapse from overwork
    • - she's lying there in a state of collapse

  1. an abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustion; "the commander's prostration demoralized his men"
  2. 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"
  3. 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"
  4. break down: collapse due to fatigue, an illness, or a sudden attack
  5. flop: the act of throwing yourself down; "he landed on the bed with a great flop"
  6. fold or close up; "fold up your umbrella"; "collapse the music stand"
  7. Collapse! generally refers to a series of award-winning puzzle games by GameHouse, a software company in Seattle, Washington. In 2007, Collapse! 3 became the first game to win the Game of the Year at the inaugural Zeebys.
  8. Collapse (Kолапс; Коллапс) is an action game released in 2008 for Microsoft Windows. It was developed by Creoteam, a company based in Ukraine. The game is notable for combining Quick Time Events and sword battles similar to God of War series, third-person shooting, and a setting similar to . ...
  9. Collapse is Across Five Aprils' second full-length album to be released on Indianola Records.
  10. The Collapse is a major event in the plots of the video game Deus Ex and its sequel ''''.
  11. Collapse, directed by Chris Smith, is an American documentary film exploring the theories, writings and life story of controversial author Michael Ruppert. Collapse premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2009 to positive reviews.
  12. In Riemannian geometry, a collapsing or collapsed manifold is an n-dimensional manifold M that admits a sequence of Riemannian metrics g'n, such that as n goes to infinity the manifold is close to a k-dimensional space, where k < n, in the Gromov-Hausdorff distance sense. ...
  13. The act of collapsing; Constant function, one-valued function (in automata theory) (in particular application causing a reset); To fall down suddenly; to cave in; To cease to function due to a sudden breakdown; To fold compactly; For several batsmen to get out in quick succession; To cause ...
  14. (collapsed) may be set to collapsed=yes to close up the template message box.
  15. Collapse of a building and collapse of personal property within a building due to specified causes (such as weight of snow, ice or rain). Does not include collapse due to design error or due to faulty workmanship or materials if the collapse occurs after construction is complete
  16. Falling in of a building.
  17. A property insurance peril, subject to its own specific agreement in property policies, which otherwise insure on an open perils basis.
  18. the general term for bringing together a large number of creases at once to form a base.
  19. The complete or near-complete breakdown of a national or regional economy, often followed by economic depression, social chaos, and civil unrest.
  20. Hide the sub-options available for the navigator option.
  21. (in  quantum mechanics (physics): Measurement in quantum mechanics)
  22. A human society’s descent to a significantly lower level of socio-political complexity over a relatively short period of time. (Joseph Tainter)
  23. An infinite sequence (hierarchy) of complexity classes collapses if all but finitely many of them are actually equal to each other.
  24. To hide the nested folders in a branch of the folder tree.
  25. To take a previously expand-ed category (i.e. of journal subjects in the Browse Journals screen) and reverse the "expand" operation, gathering the multiple subcategories back into the original, more inclusive subject category.