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  • a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures)
  • the act of throwing yourself down
    • he landed on the bed with a great flop
  • a natural event caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in
    • the roof is in danger of collapse
    • the collapse of the old star under its own gravity
  • an abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustion
    • the commander's prostration demoralized his men
  • lose significance, effectiveness, or value
    • The school system is collapsing
    • The stock market collapsed
  • suffer a nervous breakdown
  • cause to burst
    • The ice broke the pipe
  • fall apart
    • the building crumbled after the explosion
    • Negotiations broke down
  • fold or close up
    • fold up your umbrella
    • collapse the music stand
  • collapse due to fatigue, an illness, or a sudden attack
  • break down, literally or metaphorically
    • The wall collapsed
    • The business collapsed
    • The dam broke
    • The roof collapsed
    • The wall gave in
    • The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice
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