Translation of "collapse" - English-Japanese dictionary


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

to fall down, sometimes breaking into pieces

(もの)がつぶれる, (もの)をつぶす
The roof collapsed under the weight of the snow.

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

He collapsed and died of a heart attack.
collapse noun [ no plural ] uk /kəˈlæps/ us /kəˈlæps/

the collapse of a building during the earthquake

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