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collapse

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of collapse




collapse

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of collapse

  1. 1 to fall down or in as a result of physical pressure <the motel balcony collapsed under the weight of so many people> Synonyms buckle, cave (in), crumple, founder, give, go, go out, implode, tumble, yield Related Words deflate, flatten, melt, melt down; break, break down, conk (out), crash, die, fail, give out, stall; burst, shatter, smash, splinter, split; crack, crumble, pop, snap Phrases give way Near Antonyms inflate, rise, swell

  2. 2 to be unsuccessful <the legal case collapsed in the face of the opposition's evidence> Synonyms bomb, fail, crater, flame out, flop, flunk, fold, founder, miss, strike out, tank, wash outRelated Words flounder, struggle; decline, sink, skid, slip, slump, wane; crash, crumble, miscarry, misfire; go under; implode, self-destructNear Antonyms cook, flourish, prosper, thrive; prevail, triumph, winAntonyms click, come off, deliver, go, go over, pan out, succeed, work out

  3. 3 to reduce in size or volume by or as if by pressing parts or members together <the novel collapses events from four separate trips into one long odyssey> Synonyms capsule, capsulize, compress, compact, condense, constrict, constringe, contract, narrow (down), squeeze, telescopeRelated Words cram, crowd, jam, jam-pack, pack; abbreviate, abridge, curtail, shorten; boil down, downsize, shrink; concentrate, consolidate; simplify, streamline; decrease, diminish, lessenNear Antonyms dilate, disperse, dissipate, scatter; distend, inflate, swellAntonyms decompress, expand, open, outspread, outstretch





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