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collapse (n):
the act of throwing yourself down
Samples
he landed on the bed with a great flop
Related Word: flop
collapse (n):
a natural event caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in
Samples
the roof is in danger of collapse.
the collapse of the old star under its own gravity
collapse (n):
a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures)
Related Words: crash
collapse (n):
an abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustion
Samples
the commander's prostration demoralized his men
collapse (v):
collapse due to fatigue, an illness, or a sudden attack
Related Words: break down
collapse (v):
lose significance, effectiveness, or value
Samples
The school system is collapsing.
The stock market collapsed
collapse (v):
suffer a nervous breakdown
Related Words: crack up
collapse (v):
break down, literally or metaphorically
Samples
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

Related Words: cave in
collapse (v):
cause to burst
Samples
The ice broke the pipe
collapse (v):
fall apart
Samples
the building crumbled after the explosion.
Negotiations broke down
collapse (v):
fold or close up
Samples
fold up your umbrella.
collapse the music stand
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He lives long that lives well

Mutlu insan uzun yaşar.
If you live virtuously, you will have a long life; a person who does not live virtuously is wasting his life.


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