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collapse /kə'læps/
  • nội động từ
    • đổ, sập, sụp, đổ sập
      • the house collapsed: căn nhà đổ sập
    • gãy vụn, gãy tan
      • the chair collapsed: chiếc ghế gãy tan
    • suy sụp, sụp đổ
      • health collapses: sức khoẻ suy sụp
      • plan collapses: kế hoạch sụp đổ
    • sụt giá, phá giá (tiền)
    • xẹp, xì hơi (lốp xe...)
    • ngã quỵ xuống, gục (vì suy nhược)
    • méo mó, cong oằn lại (vành bánh xe)
Concise Dictionary
collapses|collapsed|collapsingkə'læps
noun
+an abrupt failure of function or health
+a mishap caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in
+the act of throwing yourself down
+a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures)
verb
+break down, literally or metaphorically
+collapse due to fatigue, an illness, or a sudden attack
+fold or close up
+fall apart
+cause to burst
+suffer a nervous breakdown
+lose significance, effectiveness, or value

Thesaurus Dictionary
v.
1 fall (down or in or apart), crumple, cave in, deflate, crumble, tumble down, break down, go:
When he opened the valve, the balloon collapsed. Hundreds of buildings collapsed in the earthquake.
2 fail, (come to an) end, fall through, peter out, disintegrate, dissolve, fall flat, founder, come to naught or nought, break up or down; decline, diminish; disappear, evaporate, go up in smoke, go bankrupt, go under, Brit go to the wall, Colloq fizzle out:
After the imprisonment of their leader, the entire movement collapsed. Owing to the recession, many businesses collapsed.
3 pass out, faint, drop, Colloq keel over; Old-fashioned or literary swoon:
He collapsed on-stage and they took him to his dressing-room.
4 break down (mentally), have a (nervous) breakdown, go to pieces, come or fall apart, Colloq crack up, US also crack:
She finally collapsed from overwork and is now in a sanatorium.
n.
5 cave-in, breakdown:
The collapse of the house was attributed to termites.
6 failure, downfall, ruin; disappearance, disintegration, dissolution, bankruptcy:
Will he be able to survive the collapse of his financial empire?
7 (mental) breakdown, prostration, Colloq crack-up:
He suffered a mental collapse when his family was killed in a car crash.
Advanced English Dictionary
verb, noun
+ verb
of building
1 [V] to fall down or fall in suddenly, often after breaking apart
Synonym: GIVE WAY
The roof collapsed under the weight of snow.
of sick person
2 [V] to fall down (and usually become unconscious), especially because you are very ill/sick: He collapsed in the street and died two hours later.
relax
3 [V] (informal) to sit or lie down and relax, especially after working hard: When I get home I like to collapse on the sofa and listen to music.
fail
4 [V] to fail suddenly or completely
Synonym: BREAK DOWN
Talks between management and unions have collapsed. + All opposition to the plan has collapsed.
of prices / currencies
5 [V] to decrease suddenly in amount or value: Share prices collapsed after news of poor trading figures.
fold
6 to fold sth into a shape that uses less space; to be able to be folded in this way: [V] The table collapses for easy storage. [also VN]
medical
7 [V, VN] if a lung or BLOOD VESSEL collapses or is collapsed, it falls inwards and becomes flat and empty
collapsed adjective: collapsed buildings + a collapsed investment bank + a collapsed lung
+ noun
failure
1 [C, usually sing, U] a sudden failure of sth, such as an institution, a business or a course of action: the collapse of law and order in the area + The peace talks were on the verge of collapse.
of building
2 [U] the action of a building suddenly falling: The walls were strengthened to protect them from collapse.
illness
3 [U, C, usually sing.] a medical condition when a person suddenly becomes very ill/sick, or when sb falls because they are ill/sick or weak: a state of mental / nervous collapse + She was taken to hospital after her collapse at work.
of prices / currencies
4 [C, usually sing.] a sudden fall in value: the collapse of share prices / the dollar / the market
Collocation Dictionary
noun

1 building, etc. suddenly falling

ADJ.

sudden
the sudden collapse of the bridge

PHRASES

be in danger of collapse

2 medical condition

ADJ.

sudden | mental, nervous, physical

VERB + COLLAPSE

be close to, be on the point/verge of
She was on the verge of nervous collapse.

PREP.

~ from
his collapse from exhaustion

PHRASES

a state of collapse
He was in a state of mental and physical collapse.

3 sudden/complete failure of sth

ADJ.

complete, total | general | virtual | sudden | economic, financial
the sudden economic collapse of 2001

VERB + COLLAPSE

bring about, contribute to, lead to, result in
The war has led to the collapse of agriculture in the area.
| face, be faced with | be on the brink/point/verge of | prevent

PREP.

~ into
a collapse into anarchy

verb

1 of a building

ADV.

completely

PREP.

into
Several buildings have collapsed into the sea.
| under
The roof collapsed under the weight of snow.

2 of a sick person

ADV.

suddenly

PREP.

against
The man collapsed against the wall and slid down it.
| from
She collapsed suddenly from a heart attack.
| with
He collapsed with shock.

3 fail

ADV.

eventually, finally
In November the strike finally collapsed.
| quickly, rapidly | suddenly | virtually

PHRASES

to collapse in the face of sth
The scheme collapsed in the face of determined opposition.



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