Translation of "collapse" - English-French dictionary

collapse

verb /kəˈlӕps/

to fall down and break into pieces

s’écrouler
The bridge collapsed under the weight of the traffic.

(of a person) to fall down especially unconscious, because of illness, shock etc

s’effondrer
She collapsed with a heart attack.

to break down, fail

s’écrouler
The talks between the two countries have collapsed.

to fold up or to (cause to) come to pieces (intentionally)

se plier
Do these chairs collapse?
collapsible adjective

able to be folded up etc

pliant
These chairs are collapsible.

(Translation of “collapse” from the PASSWORD English–French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)