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collapse

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of collapse

  1. 1 a complete depletion of energy or strength suffered a mental collapse under the strain of studying for his bar exam Synonyms of collapse burnout, fatigue, exhaustion, frazzle, lassitude, prostration, tiredness, wearinessWords Related to collapse debilitation, debility, disablement, enervation, enfeeblement, faintness, feebleness, frailness, frailty, impotence, infirmity, weakness; overfatigue; languor, lethargy, listlessness; sluggishness, slumber, stupor, torpidity, torpor; apathy, inertia, passiveness, passivityNear Antonyms of collapse bounce, dash, drive, energy, ginger, go, liveliness, pep, punch, sap, snap, starch, verve, vigor, vim, vitality, zing, zip; might, muscle, potency, power, puissance, strength; briskness, jauntiness, spiritedness, sprightliness, vivaciousness, vivacityAntonyms of collapse refreshment, rejuvenation, rejuvenescence, revitalization

  2. 2 a falling short of one's goals the complete collapse of the invasion set off a round of finger-pointing and recrimination Synonyms of collapse failure, crash, cropper, defeat, fizzle, nonachievement, nonsuccessWords Related to collapse futility, uselessness; ineffectiveness, ineffectuality, ineffectualness, inefficaciousness, inefficacy; deficiency, inadequacy, inadequateness, insufficiency; disappointment, letdown, setbackNear Antonyms of collapse victory, winAntonyms of collapse accomplishment, achievement, success


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 of collapse buckle, cave (in), crumple, founder, give, go, go out, implode, tumble, yield Words Related to collapse 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 of collapse inflate, rise, swell

  2. 2 to be unsuccessful the legal case collapsed in the face of the opposition's evidence Synonyms of collapse bomb, fail, crater, flame out, flop, flunk, fold, founder, miss, strike out, tank, wash outWords Related to collapse flounder, struggle; decline, sink, skid, slip, slump, wane; crash, crumble, miscarry, misfire; go under; implode, self-destructNear Antonyms of collapse cook, flourish, prosper, thrive; prevail, triumph, winAntonyms of collapse 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 of collapse capsule, capsulize, compress, compact, condense, constrict, constringe, contract, narrow (down), squeeze, telescopeWords Related to collapse cram, crowd, jam, jam-pack, pack; abbreviate, abridge, curtail, shorten; boil down, downsize, shrink; concentrate, consolidate; simplify, streamline; decrease, diminish, lessenNear Antonyms of collapse dilate, disperse, dissipate, scatter; distend, inflate, swellAntonyms of collapse decompress, expand, open, outspread, outstretch



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