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English definition of “collapse”

collapse

noun [C/U]    /kəˈlæps/
an inability to continue or to stay in operation: [U] the collapse of the Soviet empire Collapse can also refer to an attack of extreme physical weakness or unconsciousness in a person: [U] Toward the end of the race he was near collapse.
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