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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Collapse \Col*lapse"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Collapsed; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Collapsing] [L. collapsus, p. p. of collabi to
     collapse; col- + labi to fall, slide. See Lapse.]
     1. To fall together suddenly, as the sides of a hollow
        vessel; to close by falling or shrinking together; to have
        the sides or parts of (a thing) fall in together, or be
        crushed in together; as, a flue in the boiler of a steam
        engine sometimes collapses.
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              A balloon collapses when the gas escapes from it.
                                                    --Maunder.
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     2. To fail suddenly and completely, like something hollow
        when subject to too much pressure; to undergo a collapse;
        as, Maximilian's government collapsed soon after the
        French army left Mexico; many financial projects collapse
        after attaining some success and importance.
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