Translation of "collapse" - English-Italian dictionary


verb uk /kəˈlæps/ (present participle collapsing, past tense and past participle collapsed)

to fall down, sometimes breaking into pieces

crollare, andare in rovina
The roof collapsed under the weight of the snow.

If someone collapses, they fall down, usually as a result of being sick or weak.

crollare (a terra)
He collapsed and died of a heart attack.
collapse uk /kəˈlæps/ noun [ no plural ]

crollo, collasso
the collapse of a building during the earthquake

(Translation of “collapse” from the Cambridge English–Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)