There are 2 translations of collapse in Spanish:

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Pronunciation: /kəˈlæps/

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  • 1 1.1 (fall down) [building/bridge] derrumbarse, desmoronarse, desplomarse; [roof] hundirse, venirse* abajo the floorboards collapsed under him las tablas del suelo cedieron bajo su peso
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    • The structure suddenly collapsed, sending lecturer and papers sprawling.
    • We can be reminded of the horror and the technical horror of these great structures collapsing.
    • Eye witness reports said part of the roofing structure collapsed onto a walkway which in turn buckled, causing the disaster.
    1.2 [Med] [person] sufrir un colapso she collapsed from exhaustion sufrió un colapso debido al agotamiento
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    • A posterolateral thoracotomy was performed and the chest was entered through the fifth interspace, with the left lung collapsed.
    • He had sustained a penetrating bullet wound to his chest on the right side. Air had rushed into his chest and his right lung collapsed.
    • The operation was long and difficult and Emily spent four weeks in hospital undergoing physiotherapy because her lungs had collapsed.
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    • In addition, a thin layer of liquid lining the alveoli exerts surface tension, tending to collapse the lungs, although this surface tension is greatly decreased by the presence of surfactant.
    • The left lung was collapsed and superiorly encased by tumor.
    • Medical tests have established that the amount of pressure needed to occlude the arteries is six times less than the pressure needed to collapse the airway.
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    • Horrified holidaymakers looked on as Jack collapsed unconscious following the accident, and a helicopter was called in to airlift him off the side of the mountain.
    • A York pensioner found collapsed at home with mysterious head injuries was fighting for his life in hospital today.
    • A man had collapsed in Victoria Place in the town and was unconscious.
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    • A couple of years ago, as she was reaching the pinnacle of her career, she returned from an international book tour so exhausted that she collapsed into bed and slept for 24 hours.
    • Three days later, Shuttlesworth rose from bed, where he had remained since collapsing from exhaustion at the Gaston Motel press conference.
    • I hung up the phone and then collapsed in exhaustion onto my bed.
  • 2 (fall) [person] desplomarse I collapsed into an armchair me desplomé en un sillón we collapsed with laughter nos desternillamos de risa
  • 3 (fail) fracasar, venirse* abajo they withdrew their support and the project collapsed retiraron su apoyo y el proyecto fracasó or se vino abajo
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    • When the tin market collapsed in the 80s, tens of thousands of unemployed miners turned to the cultivation of Bolivia's other major export - coca leaf.
    • The trial of a chief constable's staff officer accused of stealing a hi-fi from a police property store collapsed after a jury failed to reach a verdict on two charges of theft and one of forgery.
    • Needless to say, the BC treaty process has collapsed and failed to produce any results, so you have a very desperate situation in our communities.
  • 4 [currency/prices] caer* en picada or (Esp) en picado; [company] quebrar*, ir* a la bancarrota
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    • When the Indonesian currency collapsed, the retail price of soya escalated, making the cooking oil far too expensive for the bulk of the people to afford.
    • It was perceived as a safe option as it would hold its value when other assets and currencies collapsed in value.
    • The chancellor had ordered a review of North Sea taxation in 1997, but was forced to put it on a back burner a year later when the oil price collapsed.
  • 5 5.1 (fold up) [table/chair] plegarse* 5.2
    (collapsing pres p)
    [table/chair] plegable
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    • With another command, the Runabout's wings collapsed into themselves and folded up into their stowage position.
    • The behavior of these disks differs from a number of systems that collapse by forming folds which extend hundreds of microns into the aqueous phase.
    • The new building certainly looks extraordinary, collapsing in on itself, in folds and twists which defy the eye.

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There are 2 translations of collapse in Spanish:

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  • 1.1 (of building, bridge) derrumbe (m), desmoronamiento (m) the news caused a collapse in share prices la noticia hizo que el precio de las acciones cayera en picada or (Esp) en picado
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    • Parts of the nave wall, which had fallen with the collapse of the tower in 1744, were re-built, a lowpitched roof and ceiling were added and galleries were installed.
    • Painting over the rust conceals, but does not postpone, the inevitable collapse of a rotten structure.
    • Fears have been growing about the safety of the structure since the near collapse of the former Marshall Snelgrove store in St Nicholas Street over the summer.
    1.2 [Med] colapso (m) I was in a state of (near) collapse estaba a punto de desplomarme or al borde del colapso
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    • Within three weeks of Castillon, Henry VI suffered a mental and physical collapse which lasted for 17 months and from which he may never have fully recovered.
    • Yet Christiane is also weak, suffering a mental collapse when her husband flees to the West, and refusing to live her life the way she wants to out of fear.
    • Hölder was offered a post in Tübingen in 1889 but unfortunately he suffered a mental collapse.
    1.3 (of plan) fracaso (m); (of company) quiebra (f) the country is close to economic collapse el país está al borde de la ruina or de la bancarrota
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    • Sure, an economic collapse or political shock could reverse these gains.
    • Some of the more spectacular failures include the collapse of Pan American Airways in 1991.
    • A sudden collapse of the pound could lead to equal and opposite problems, such as galloping inflation.

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Today is Fiesta de Santiago (St James' Day). The famous Camino de Santiago, the pilgrimage of thousands of people from all over Spain and many other parts of Europe to the holy city of Santiago de Compostela, takes place in the week leading up to St James' Day, 25 July. The city also has its fiestas around this time. The streets are full of musicians and performers for two weeks of celebrations culminating in the Festival del Apóstol.