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Spanish translation of “collapse”


verb /kəˈlӕps/
to fall down and break into pieces The bridge collapsed under the weight of the traffic. (of a person) to fall down especially unconscious, because of illness, shock etc She collapsed with a heart attack. to break down, fail The talks between the two countries have collapsed. to fold up or to (cause to) come to pieces (intentionally) Do these chairs collapse? collapsible adjective able to be folded up etc These chairs are collapsible.
(Definition of collapse from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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