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[n] the act of throwing yourself down; "he landed on the bed with a great flop"
[n] a mishap caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in
[n] a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures)
[n] an abrupt failure of function or health
[v] collapse due to fatigue, an illness, or a sudden attack
[v] lose significance, effectiveness, or value; "The school system is collapsing"; "The stock market collapsed"
[v] suffer a nervous breakdown
[v] break down, literally or metaphorically; "The wall collapsed"; "The business collapsed"; "The dam broke"; "The roof collapsed"; "The wall gave in"; "The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice"
[v] cause to burst; "The ice broke the pipe"
[v] fall apart; also used metaphorically; "Negociations broke down"
[v] fold or close up, as of an umbrella or a music stand


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