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Synonyms of collapse in English:


  • 1 the roof collapsed
    cave in, fall in, subside, fall down, give (way), crumple, buckle, sag, slump
  • 2 he collapsed last night
    faint, pass out, black out, lose consciousness, keel over, swoon
    informal conk out
  • 3 he collapsed in tears
    break down, go to pieces, lose control, be overcome, crumble
    informal crack up
  • 4 peace talks collapsed
    informal flop, fizzle out
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  • 1 the collapse of the roof
  • 2 her collapse on stage
    fainting fit, faint, blackout, loss of consciousness, swoon;
    Medicine  syncope
  • 3 the collapse of the talks
    breakdown, failure, disintegration;
  • 4 he suffered a collapse
    breakdown, nervous breakdown, personal crisis, psychological trauma
    informal crack-up
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