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1 collapse /kəˈlæps/ verb
collapses; collapsed; collapsing
1 collapse
/kəˈlæps/
verb
collapses; collapsed; collapsing
Learner's definition of COLLAPSE
[no object] : to break apart and fall down suddenly
[no object]
: to fall down or become unconscious because you are sick or exhausted
: to completely relax the muscles of your body because you are very tired, upset, etc.
[no object]
: to fail or stop working suddenly : to break down completely
: to lose almost all worth : to become much less valuable
[no object] medical : to become flat and empty
: to fold together
[no object]
[+ object]

— collapsible

/kəˈlæpsəbəl/ adjective
2 collapse /ˈˈlæps/ noun
plural collapses
2 collapse
/ˈˈlæps/
noun
plural collapses
Learner's definition of COLLAPSE
: a situation or occurrence in which something (such as a bridge, building, etc.) suddenly breaks apart and falls down
[count]
usually singular
[noncount]
: a situation or occurrence in which someone suddenly falls down or becomes unconscious because of being sick or exhausted
[count]
usually singular
[noncount]
: a situation or occurrence in which something (such as a system or organization) suddenly fails : a complete failure or breakdown
[count]
usually singular
[noncount]
: a situation or occurrence in which something loses almost all of its worth or value
[noncount]
[count]
usually singular
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