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Definitions of collapse:
  • noun:   a mishap caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in
  • noun:   an abrupt failure of function or health
  • noun:   the act of throwing yourself down
  • noun:   a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures)
  • verb:   fold or close up
    Example: "Collapse the music stand"
  • verb:   lose significance, effectiveness, or value
    Example: "The stock market collapsed"
  • verb:   break down, literally or metaphorically
    Example: "The wall collapsed"
  • verb:   cause to burst
  • verb:   collapse due to fatigue, an illness, or a sudden attack
  • verb:   fall apart
  • verb:   suffer a nervous breakdown

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