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British English: /kəˈlaps/
American English: /kəˈlæps/

Translation of collapse in German:


  • 1 (of person)
    (physical, mental breakdown) Zusammenbruch Mask.
    (heart attack; of lung, blood vessel, circulation) Kollaps Mask.
    (cerebral haemorrhage) Gehirnschlag Mask.
  • 2
    (of tower, bridge, structure, wall, roof) Einsturz Mask.
    (of tent) Zusammenfallen Neutr.
    (of table, chair) Zusammenbruch Mask.
  • 3 [figurative] (failure)
    (of negotiations, plans, hopes) Scheitern Neutr.
    (of civilization, empire, society, system) Zerfall Mask.
    (of prices, currency) Sturz Mask.

intransitive verb

  • 1
    (Medicine) kollabieren
    (Lunge, Gefäß, Kreislauf)
    his circulation collapsed
    er erlitt einen Kreislaufkollaps
    collapse into tears
    weinend zusammenbrechen
    collapse with laughter [figurative]
    sich vor Lachen kugeln
  • 4 (fold down)
    (Fernrohr, Spazierstock)
    sich zusammenschieben lassen
    (Regenschirm, Fahrrad, Tisch)
    sich zusammenklappen lassen

transitive verb

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