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collapse

noun [C, U]
 
 
/kəˈlæps/
FAILURE B2 the sudden failure of a system, organization, business, etcFailing and doing badlyFailuresAccidents and disastersHigher and lower points of achievement
FALL an occasion when a person or structure becomes too weak to stand and suddenly fallsFalling and droppingMoving downwards
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