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collapse, collapses, collapsed, collapsing (verb forms)
1. To fall down or inward suddenly; to cave in.
2. To break down suddenly in strength or health and cease to function; such as, a patient who collapsed as she was walking.
3. To fold compactly;for example, temporary fencing that collapses.
4. The act of falling down or inward, as from a loss of supports.
5. An abrupt failure of function, strength, or health; collapsibility, collapsible, collapsable.
6. Literally, to fall together, from Latin collapsus, past participle of collabi, "fall together", from com-, "together" plus labi, "to fall, to slip".
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