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Translation of "collapse" - English-Spanish dictionary

collapse

verb   /kəˈlæps/ ( present participle collapsing, past tense and past participle collapsed)
to fall down, sometimes breaking into pieces desplomarse The roof collapsed under the weight of the snow.
If someone collapses, they fall down, usually as a result of being sick or weak. desplomarse He collapsed and died of a heart attack.
collapse noun [no plural]   /kəˈlæps/
desplome the collapse of a building during the earthquake
(Definition of collapse from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

collapse

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