collapse

I [kə'læps]
nome
1) (of regime, system, economy, hopes) collasso m. (of, in di); (of person) (physical) collasso m.; (mental) crollo m.

to be close to collapse — essere vicino o prossimo al crollo

to be on the point of collapse — essere sull'orlo del collasso

2) (of deals, talks, relationship, company) fallimento m.
3) (of building, bridge, wall) crollo m.; (of chair, bed) cedimento m.
4) med. (of lung) collasso m.
II 1. [kə'læps]
verbo transitivo
1) (fold) piegare [umbrella]
2) (combine) riassumere [ideas]
2.
verbo intransitivo
1) (founder) [regime, system] crollare, cadere; [economy, hopes] crollare; [trial, deal, talks] fallire
2) (go bankrupt) [company] fallire (through a causa di)
3) (slump) [person] crollare (due to a causa di)

to collapse onto the bed — lasciarsi cadere sul letto

to collapse and die — cadere morto

to collapse in tears — scoppiare in lacrime

4) (fall down) [building, bridge, wall] crollare; [chair] cedere
5) (deflate) [balloon] sgonfiarsi; [soufflé] afflosciarsi, sedersi
6) med. [lung] collassare
7) (fold) [umbrella] piegarsi
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[kə'læps]
verb
1) (to fall down and break into pieces: The bridge collapsed under the weight of the traffic.) crollare
2) ((of a person) to fall down especially unconscious, because of illness, shock etc: She collapsed with a heart attack.) avere un collasso
3) (to break down, fail: The talks between the two countries have collapsed.) andare in pezzi
4) (to fold up or to (cause to) come to pieces (intentionally): Do these chairs collapse?) ripiegare
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collapse /kəˈlæps/
n. [uc]
1 crollo; caduta: the collapse of a circus tent, il crollo del tendone di un circo; to be in danger of collapse, essere pericolante
2 (edil.) cedimento; collasso; sprofondamento
3 (di pallone, ecc.) sgonfiamento
4 crollo; rovina, collasso; caduta (di un governo, ecc.): the collapse of one's plans, la rovina dei propri progetti; The collapse of the whole country must be avoided, bisogna evitare il collasso dell'intera nazione
5 (di trattative, ecc.) fallimento; fiasco
6 (Borsa, fin.) crollo; crac; tracollo; pesante caduta; collasso: the collapse of a business, il crac di un'azienda; a collapse of (o in) prices, un crollo dei prezzi; the collapse of a currency, il collasso di una moneta
7 (geol., astron.) collasso: gravitational collapse, collasso gravitazionale
8 (med.) collasso; crollo (psicologico): lung collapse, collasso polmonare; mental [nervous] collapse, collasso mentale [nervoso]; on the verge of collapse, sull'orlo del crollo; prossimo a crollare
9 (sport) collasso; scoppio (di un atleta).
♦ (to) collapse /kəˈlæps/
A v. i.
1 crollare: The building may collapse, l'edificio può crollare
2 sprofondare; crollare: The roof may collapse under the weight of the snow, il tetto può crollare sotto il peso della neve
3 (di persona) cadere; lasciarsi cadere, crollare (su qc.): to collapse to the floor, cadere a terra; The old man collapsed into an armchair, il vecchio si è lasciato cadere su una poltrona
4 (di governo, ecc.) cadere; (di ditta, ecc.) subire un tracollo, fallire, andare a rotoli (o in rovina)
5 (fig., di speranza, progetto, ecc.) crollare; andare a monte; (di trattativa, ecc.) fallire
6 (Borsa, fin.: dei prezzi, ecc.) crollare; cadere pesantemente
7 (med.) svenire; avere (o subire) un collasso
8 crollare (psicologicamente); avere un crollo psicologico: He collapsed and confessed everything, è crollato e ha confessato tutto
9 (di pallone, ecc.) sgonfiarsi; afflosciarsi
10 (sport: di atleta) crollare a terra; scoppiare (fam.)
11 (dell'interesse, ecc.) sgonfiarsi; afflosciarsi
12 (med., di polmone, ecc.) collassare
13 (di tavolo, ecc.) piegarsi; ripiegarsi; essere pieghevole
14 (di antenna, ecc.) rientrare a telescopio
15 (astron.: dell'universo, ecc.) collassare
B v. t.
1 far crollare: The explosion collapsed several buildings, l'esplosione fece crollare diversi edifici
2 far sprofondare
3 (fig.) piegare (un tavolo, ecc.); ripiegare (una tenda, ecc.)
4 far rientrare (un'antenna, ecc.)
5 (med.) collassare (un polmone, ecc.)
6 condensare, riassumere (un testo)
7 combinare insieme; fondere
8 (comput.) comprimere (tabella, struttura di dati, ecc.)
to collapse in chaos, cadere in preda al caos □ to collapse in tears, scoppiare a piangere □ (fam.) to collapse with laughter, piegarsi in due dal ridere.
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I [kə'læps]
nome
1) (of regime, system, economy, hopes) collasso m. (of, in di); (of person) (physical) collasso m.; (mental) crollo m.

to be close to collapse — essere vicino o prossimo al crollo

to be on the point of collapse — essere sull'orlo del collasso

2) (of deals, talks, relationship, company) fallimento m.
3) (of building, bridge, wall) crollo m.; (of chair, bed) cedimento m.
4) med. (of lung) collasso m.
II 1. [kə'læps]
verbo transitivo
1) (fold) piegare [umbrella]
2) (combine) riassumere [ideas]
2.
verbo intransitivo
1) (founder) [regime, system] crollare, cadere; [economy, hopes] crollare; [trial, deal, talks] fallire
2) (go bankrupt) [company] fallire (through a causa di)
3) (slump) [person] crollare (due to a causa di)

to collapse onto the bed — lasciarsi cadere sul letto

to collapse and die — cadere morto

to collapse in tears — scoppiare in lacrime

4) (fall down) [building, bridge, wall] crollare; [chair] cedere
5) (deflate) [balloon] sgonfiarsi; [soufflé] afflosciarsi, sedersi
6) med. [lung] collassare
7) (fold) [umbrella] piegarsi

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