Definition of 'collapse'
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The collapse has also led to friction with cab companies which are owed money. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The result: a collapse in share prices and confidence. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That period has included the global financial crisis, the eurozone debt crunch and a collapse in commodity prices. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The entire building quickly collapsed. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Also, she collapsed recently. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The company collapsed last week, costing about 200 jobs and triggering a backlash from staff and suppliers. Times, Sunday Times (2016)As a result, food prices have rocketed, the economy has collapsed and families can barely afford to eat. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The amount of money protected if your bank or building society collapses drops sharply. Times, Sunday Times (2015)She then suddenly collapsed and had to go into hospital. The Sun (2008)That these players think only of themselves and their pockets while their country collapses is shameful. The Sun (2010)This would suggest that he might have returned to bed before collapsing and dying in mysterious circumstances. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The star was also hospitalised after collapsing last month. The Sun (2008)Inside its marble staircase had completely collapsed. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The company collapsed before the end of the decade. Times, Sunday Times (2012)When the economy collapsed my owner base collapsed too. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Much of the building is collapsing and the terraced orchard surrounding it is dry and brittle. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Just as suddenly it collapsed in a swirl and scatter of brown dust. A Time of War (1993)And through ten years together six beds had collapsed under their weight. The Sun (2010)Continued overfishing could also mean the collapse of stocks. Times, Sunday Times (2013)That you are indispensable and that the company would collapse if it was not for your efforts? POSITIVE THINKING: Everything you have always known about positive thinking but were afraid to put into practice (2001)Her family thought she had gone to college and died when the building collapsed in the quake. The Sun (2010)But the dad of three complained of feeling unwell soon afterwards and suddenly collapsed. The Sun (2012)By then his nose had completely collapsed from snorting cocaine and he had to have surgery to repair it. The Sun (2013)The surfeit of new sources in America led to a collapse in gas prices. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The social welfare systems that might have helped them have collapsed in the country 's economic meltdown. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The price collapse is hurting national oil producers, too. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Without what little and lukewarm intervention we have had, the economy could have collapsed utterly. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)In the following decade inflation soared, the currency collapsed and the country had mass unemployment. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Mild symptoms will settle quickly, and should not be a reason to collapse back in bed. M. E. Post-Viral Fatigue Syndrome - How To Live With It (1989)The devolved administration is facing collapse over the failure of Unionists and nationalists to agree controversial welfare reforms. The Sun (2015)If trouble morphs from there into a broader property price collapse, real economic pain lies in wait. Times, Sunday Times (2011)One minute you weren't feeling well, the next you collapsed of heart failure after a suspected virus attacked your heart. The Sun (2012)
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Translations for 'collapse'
British English: collapse /kəˈlæps/ VERB
If a building or other structure collapses, it falls down very suddenly.
A section of the bridge collapsed.
- American English: collapse
- Arabic: يَنْهارُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: desmoronar
- Chinese: 崩溃
- Croatian: srušiti se
- Czech: zřítit se budova
- Danish: kollapse
- Dutch: instorten
- European Spanish: desmoronarse
- Finnish: romahtaa
- French: s’effondrer
- German: zusammenbrechen
- Greek: καταρρέω
- Italian: crollare
- Japanese: 崩れる
- Korean: 무너지다
- Norwegian: kollapse
- Polish: załamać się
- European Portuguese: desmaiar
- Romanian: a se prăbuși
- Russian: свалиться
- Spanish: desmoronarse
- Swedish: kollapsa
- Thai: พังทลาย
- Turkish: çökmek
- Ukrainian: звалюватися
- Vietnamese: đổ sập
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