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col·lapse

 (kə-lăps′)
v. col·lapsed, col·laps·ing, col·laps·es
v.intr.
1. To fall down or inward suddenly; cave in.
2. To break down suddenly in strength or health and thereby cease to function: a monarchy that collapsed.
3. To fold compactly: chairs that collapse for storage.
v.tr.
To cause to fold, break down, or fall down or inward.
n.
1. The act of falling down or inward, as from loss of supports.
2. An abrupt failure of function, strength, or health; a breakdown.
3. An abrupt loss of perceived value or of effect: the collapse of popular respect for the integrity of world leaders.

[Latin collābī, collāps-, to fall together : com-, com- + lābī, to fall.]

col·laps′i·bil′i·ty n.
col·laps′i·ble adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.collapsible - capable of collapsing or being collapsed; "a collapsible boat"
noncollapsable, noncollapsible - not capable of collapsing
Translations
مُمْكِن طَيُّه
skládacísklopný
klap-sammenklappelig
sem hægt er aî fella saman
sklápací
portatif açılır kapanır

collapsible

[kəˈlæpsəbl] ADJplegable

collapsible

[kəˈlæpsəbəl] adj [steering column] → rétractable; [umbrella] → pliant(e); [chair, table] → pliant(e)

collapsible

adj table, bicycle etczusammenklappbar, Klapp-; telescope, walking stickzusammenschiebbar; life raftzusammenlegbar, zusammenfaltbar, Falt-; collapsible umbrellazusammenschiebbarer Schirm, Taschenschirm m

collapsible

[kəˈlæpsəbl] adjpieghevole

collapse

(kəˈlӕps) verb
1. to fall down and break into pieces. The bridge collapsed under the weight of the traffic.
2. (of a person) to fall down especially unconscious, because of illness, shock etc. She collapsed with a heart attack.
3. to break down, fail. The talks between the two countries have collapsed.
4. to fold up or to (cause to) come to pieces (intentionally). Do these chairs collapse?
colˈlapsible adjective
able to be folded up etc. These chairs are collapsible.
References in classic literature ?
Trunks without heads waved at you arms without hands; legs without feet kicked fantasti cally with collapsible flourishes; and there were long white garments that, taking the wind fairly through their neck openings edged with lace, be came for a moment violently distended as by the passage of obese and invisible bodies.
e compound rajpur, Dehradun (sh: Provision of collapsible door and grill).
However, these two pale in comparison with perhaps the biggest physical challenge of them all; that of unpredictable collapsible soils.
Store It, a designer and manufacturer of innovative, high-quality household storage solutions, launched a new collapsible storage cube at Amazon.
Olympia Tools makes a sturdy collapsible cart that has none of those drawbacks.
Ideal for shipping and transport of light- to medium-duty goods, such as plastic food packaging, the Poly-Optimum-Pac (POP) collapsible dry container features foldable sidewalls to save up to 65% of used space in transit and storage.
A few examples of kitchen items that act as space savers include stackable mixing bowls and collapsible products such as measuring cups, measuring spoons, colanders and over-the-sink-colanders.
For that reason, there's been a steady movement in the automotive industry to deploy collapsible reusable packaging to eliminate shipping air on the return trip.
BulkStac collapsible plastic bulk containers are constructed for exceptional strength and resistance to damage as well as improved ease of handling.
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The most effective are pumps with collapsible containers.
When I learned the current Colt collapsible stocks were a Rogers design I was sure it would be a well-designed and useful product.