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  1. collapse

    • IPA[kəˈlaps]


    • v.
      (of a structure) fall down or in; give way;cause (something) to fall in or give way
    • n.
      an instance of a structure falling down or in;a sudden failure of an institution or undertaking
    • verb: collapse, 3rd person present: collapses, gerund or present participle: collapsing, past tense: collapsed, past participle: collapsed

    • 釋義
    • v.
    • 1. (of a structure) fall down or in; give way:

      the roof collapsed on top of me

    • 2. cause (something) to fall in or give way:

      it feels as if the slightest pressure would collapse it

      many people tend to collapse the distinction between the two concepts

    • 3. (of a lung or blood vessel) become flat and empty with the walls fallen inward:

      she was so dehydrated that her veins had collapsed

    • 4. cause (a lung or blood vessel) to collapse:

      he had an operation to collapse his lung

    • 5. (of a person) fall down and become unconscious, typically through illness or injury:

      he collapsed from loss of blood

    • 6. sit or lie down as a result of tiredness or amusement:

      exhausted, he collapsed on the bed

      the three of them collapsed with laughter

    • 7. (of an institution or undertaking) fail suddenly and completely:

      in the face of such resolve his opposition finally collapsed

    • 8. (of a price or currency) drop suddenly in value:

      the price of oil collapsed

    • 9. fold or be folded to fit into a small space:

      some cots collapse down to fit into a bag

    • 10. compress a displayed part of (a spreadsheet or other electronic document):

      tabulation programs can be used to collapse this list in various ways

    • n.
    • 1. an instance of a structure falling down or in:

      the collapse of a railroad bridge

      the church roof is in danger of collapse

    • 2. a sudden failure of an institution or undertaking:

      the collapse of the Ottoman Empire

    • 3. a physical or mental breakdown:

      he suffered a collapse from overwork

      she's lying there in a state of collapse

  2. 知識+

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