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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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