Definition Collapse

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Definition

a collapse: a crash, a fall, a slump, a downfall
noun
Many people lost their jobs due to the collapse of the mining industry.

to collapse: to crash, to fall, to fail
verb
After not sleeping for twenty-four hours, Susie was so tired that she collapsed into bed.

Examples

  • "The speed of the collapse of the dollar is key."
  • "The collapse of the dollar is key."
  • "Still, with the recent economic downturn following the collapse of numerous dot coms and start-ups in Silicon Valley, San Francisco has had to look elsewhere for a boost."
  • "As you know, most of the ceiling collapsed due to the excessive water build-up."

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