Translation of "collapse" - English-German dictionary

collapse

verb /kəˈlӕps/

to fall down and break into pieces

zusammenbrechen
The bridge collapsed under the weight of the traffic.

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

zusammenbrechen
She collapsed with a heart attack.

to break down, fail

scheitern
The talks between the two countries have collapsed.

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

zusammenklappen
Do these chairs collapse?
collapsible adjective

able to be folded up etc

zusammenklappbar
These chairs are collapsible.

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