Translation of "collapse" - English-Italian dictionary


verb uk /kəˈlæps/ us /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. Il tetto è crollato sotto il peso della neve.

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. È crollato a terra ed è morto di un attacco di cuore.
collapse noun [ no plural ] uk /kəˈlæps/ us /kəˈlæps/

crollo, collasso
the collapse of a building during the earthquake il crollo di un edificio durante il terremoto

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