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German translation of “collapse”

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.
(Definition of collapse from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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