Textual thesaurus for "collapse"

(noun) flop

the act of throwing yourself down

he landed on the bed with a great flop

(noun) crash

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

(noun) prostration

an abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustion

the commander's prostration demoralized his men

(verb) break down

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

(verb) break up, crack, crack up, crock up

suffer a nervous breakdown

(verb) founder, fall in, break, cave in, give, give way

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

(verb) burst

cause to burst

The ice broke the pipe

(verb) break down, crumble, crumple, tumble

fall apart

the building crumbled after the explosion; Negotiations broke down