Synonyms for collapse

Synonyms for (noun) collapse

Synonyms: collapse, flop

Definition: the act of throwing yourself down

Usage: he landed on the bed with a great flop

Similar words: descent

Definition: the act of changing your location in a downward direction


Synonyms: collapse

Definition: a natural event caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in

Usage: the roof is in danger of collapse; the collapse of the old star under its own gravity

Similar words: natural event, occurrence, occurrent, happening

Definition: an event that happens


Synonyms: collapse, crash

Definition: a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures)

Similar words: natural event, occurrence, occurrent, happening

Definition: an event that happens


Synonyms: collapse, prostration

Definition: an abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustion

Usage: the commander's prostration demoralized his men

Similar words: illness, unwellness, sickness, malady

Definition: impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism

Synonyms for (verb) collapse

Synonyms: break down, collapse

Definition: collapse due to fatigue, an illness, or a sudden attack

Similar words: have, get, suffer, sustain

Definition: undergo (as of injuries and illnesses)

Usage: She suffered a fracture in the accident; He had an insulin shock after eating three candy bars; She got a bruise on her leg; He got his arm broken in the scuffle


Synonyms: collapse

Definition: lose significance, effectiveness, or value

Usage: The school system is collapsing; The stock market collapsed

Similar words: weaken

Definition: become weaker

Usage: The prisoner's resistance weakened after seven days


Synonyms: break up, collapse, crack, crack up, crock up

Definition: suffer a nervous breakdown

Similar words: have, get, suffer, sustain

Definition: undergo (as of injuries and illnesses)

Usage: She suffered a fracture in the accident; He had an insulin shock after eating three candy bars; She got a bruise on her leg; He got his arm broken in the scuffle


Synonyms: founder, fall in, break, cave in, collapse, give, give way

Definition: break down, literally or metaphorically

Usage: 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

Similar words: change

Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night


Synonyms: collapse, break down, crumble, crumple, tumble

Definition: fall apart

Usage: the building crumbled after the explosion; Negotiations broke down

Similar words: change integrity

Definition: change in physical make-up


Synonyms: collapse

Definition: fold or close up

Usage: fold up your umbrella; collapse the music stand

Similar words: turn up, fold, fold up

Definition: bend or lay so that one part covers the other

Usage: fold up the newspaper; turn up your collar