Translation of collapse in Spanish:

collapse

derrumbarse, v.

Pronunciation: /kəˈlaps//kəˈlæps/

intransitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(fall down)

      (building/bridge) derrumbarse
      (bridge/building) desmoronarse
      (building/bridge) desplomarse
      (roof) hundirse
      (roof) venirse abajo
      the floorboards collapsed under him las tablas del suelo cedieron bajo su peso
      • With little or no maintenance in a half-century, the structures are collapsing.
      • I'm not an engineer, I don't have a total grasp of airflow, but if a building is collapsing it creates a tremendous pressure below, pressing the air out.
      • He said he had conflicting reports of what had happened to his father in the fire. He might have fallen through a burning floor or the roof might have collapsed on him.
      • However, only a very small segment of the affected structure collapsed, approximately half an hour after impact.
      • The roof had collapsed on top of him, Saki had tried to get him out, but couldn't.
      • The walls of the Kingdom started to crumble and collapse, huge pieces falling down onto the helpless Elves.
      • Eye witness reports said part of the roofing structure collapsed onto a walkway which in turn buckled, causing the disaster.
      • It tasted very good, but it ended up looking like a big mess, the layers collapsed and the structure was lost.
      • If weak foundations cause a structure to collapse, the strengthening of that foundation is needed before a new structure can be erected.
      • The structure collapsed in a cloud of dust and debris.
      • But by the 15th row, if the bricks are not perfectly lined up, the whole structure will collapse.
      • Suddenly, the hallway wall fell and collapsed into the entrance of the cafeteria.
      • The barn was engulfed in flames by the time firefighters arrived on the scene and the structure eventually collapsed.
      • A person might point out a building and report they knew a family member was in a certain room on a certain floor when the structure collapsed.
      • And 1,884 school buildings collapsed and 11,761 structures were damaged.
      • Mr Chipungu said in an interview in Lusaka that due to weak culverts, the bridge, which connects Luangwa to the rest of the country, was caving in and might collapse any time.
      • ‘The danger is that the broken piece could cause the whole structure to collapse on nearby buildings,’ said one fire officer.
      • There, sandwiched between a hairdresser and a mobile phone shop, is the long-abandoned Irish Alamo, with its roof collapsing and its walls falling in.
      • We can be reminded of the horror and the technical horror of these great structures collapsing.
      • The structure suddenly collapsed, sending lecturer and papers sprawling.

    • 1.2Medicine

      (person) sufrir un colapso
      she collapsed from exhaustion sufrió un colapso debido al agotamiento
      • The fabric was sodden, but the bleeding had ceased, perhaps the vein had collapsed.
      • A man had collapsed in Victoria Place in the town and was unconscious.
      • The first goal can usually be achieved by using PEEP to recruit and stabilize previously collapsed lung tissue.
      • They showed that in the emphysematous lung, the airways collapsed early in expiration and trapped expired air.
      • The pilot quickly emptied it and Beck collapsed onto the deck of the mini-sub.
      • And in fact, there is evidence that the jugular vein has collapsed.
      • He then fell ill with pneumonia and died after a lung collapsed and he suffered kidney failure.
      • At least eight people collapsed, including one soldier, and were treated for heat stress.
      • He then collapsed to the floor from the effort, instantly unconscious.
      • People collapsing in a mid-summer heat wave isn't so rare, so here are some tips for people as they head to the crazy fun of the parade.
      • He had sustained a penetrating bullet wound to his chest on the right side. Air had rushed into his chest and his right lung collapsed.
      • Horrified holidaymakers looked on as Jack collapsed unconscious following the accident, and a helicopter was called in to airlift him off the side of the mountain.
      • Another neighbour said he had heard that the woman had collapsed and fallen down stairs.
      • The dangers it poses were highlighted by the Yorkshire Post two years ago, when in a single weekend, six young people collapsed in Leeds after taking it.
      • What is not so good is the fact that, due to extensive chemotherapy, my veins have all collapsed.
      • He survived the accident for a week and was recovering from two operations on a broken pelvis when he contracted an infection and his lungs collapsed.
      • There was no drinking water, and people collapsed from heat stroke.
      • Unfortunately, the day after her endoscopic therapy, she collapsed due to dehydration, which was treated with IV fluids.
      • The victim collapses suddenly into unconsciousness.
      • King of skiffle Lonnie Donegan died after collapsing just hours before he was due to take the stage in York.
      • Miraculously, Cobb survived a torn aorta, torn diaphragm, collapsed left lung and kidney failure.
      • She had a ruptured liver, one collapsed lung, one punctured lung, broken ribs and broken collar bone as well as the huge gash in her back and other injuries.
      • A York pensioner found collapsed at home with mysterious head injuries was fighting for his life in hospital today.
      • Surfactant helps to keep the baby's alveoli open; without surfactant, the lungs collapse and the baby is unable to breathe.
      • He then collapsed behind the podium and died of a heart attack.
      • He was restrained, but struggled to break lose and collapsed a short time later.
      • IP is in hospital - collapsed lung, broken ribs, swelling & bruising.
      • But Luke Emmerson knew exactly what to do when his mother collapsed on Scarborough seafront and suffered frightening injuries.
      • Air entering his lungs, he collapsed in the corner farthest away from me.
      • It was there he began forging prescriptions to supply himself with the painkiller pethidine, which he injected for six months to the point where his veins collapsed.
      • A teenager has described his terror when his best friend collapsed from a serious head injury.
      • Her lungs collapsed, her skull was fractured, and she had lost the vision in her left eye.
      • Thereafter, a continuing rise in inflation pressure with volume opened the flooded and collapsed lung abruptly.
      • I collapsed, was resuscitated, struggled for a bit, and was moved to the intensive care unit and then to another hospital.
      • Naturally, this is exactly the time of the year when one comes across people collapsing owing to heat strokes.
      • A posterolateral thoracotomy was performed and the chest was entered through the fifth interspace, with the left lung collapsed.
      • But in some cases cats' lungs collapse or their ribs fracture due to difficulty breathing.
      • Then they realized he had a bullet lodged between his heart and collapsed lung.
      • The operation was long and difficult and Emily spent four weeks in hospital undergoing physiotherapy because her lungs had collapsed.
      • RSPCA officers and the rescue volunteers then spent much of the day trying to keep the whale upright to stop its lungs collapsing.

  • 2

    (fall)
    (person) desplomarse
    I collapsed into an armchair me desplomé en un sillón
    • we collapsed with laughter nos desternillamos de risa
    • In fact, the last time he was in London we had a memorable night out on the town, with him finally collapsing on my couch in Soho after we got in from a nightclub at 6am.
    • Late that night, when the children had fallen asleep and the last neighbour had collapsed under the table, Aurelia appeared in her glittery dress.
    • He collapsed in pain and exhaustion just as the door burst open again.
    • And at one point on the set she and another actress collapsed in fits of laughter because Walters was unable to glare angrily.
    • Her eyes filling with tears, Autumn backed away from the door and back to her cot where she collapsed.
    • He ran himself into the ground, and collapsed with exhaustion at the end of the game.
    • We returned to the flat and collapsed onto the sofa again before putting music on the CD player again.
    • He wandered back to his cell, and collapsed onto his cot.
    • However, even allowing for the unsuitability of his footwear, the attempt on goal that follows is truly awful and Abramovich collapses in fits of laughter as the ball limply trundles wide of the post.
    • I hung up the phone and then collapsed in exhaustion onto my bed.
    • I hoped to wake up a bit on the tube ride north but that didn't happen either, and I eventually found myself staggering home with just enough energy to open the front door, close it and collapse on the duvet.
    • Tenchiki entered his room and collapsed onto his yet folded futon.
    • With a final cry of exhaustion Joy collapsed on the ground.
    • Not long after, the turmoil took its toll and she collapsed on set with exhaustion.
    • A couple of years ago, as she was reaching the pinnacle of her career, she returned from an international book tour so exhausted that she collapsed into bed and slept for 24 hours.
    • We collapsed in laughter and exhaustion onto the sofa and switched the telly on.
    • He rescued more injured comrades and extinguished the fire before collapsing from exhaustion.
    • He slammed the door shut behind him and collapsed against it, closing his eyes and gulping air in an effort to quell his anger.
    • As for me, I trudged myself up to my room, threw down my bag and folder, and collapsed onto a space on my floor.
    • Three days later, Shuttlesworth rose from bed, where he had remained since collapsing from exhaustion at the Gaston Motel press conference.
  • 3

    (fail)
    fracasar
    venirse abajo
    they withdrew their support and the project collapsed retiraron su apoyo y el proyecto fracasó / se vino abajo
    • My conclusion at the time was that the Labour government had failed and collapsed not because it was too left wing, but not left wing enough.
    • Mobile phone networks collapsed, as thousands tried to call loved ones at the same time.
    • The trial of a chief constable's staff officer accused of stealing a hi-fi from a police property store collapsed after a jury failed to reach a verdict on two charges of theft and one of forgery.
    • The Government was last night urged to launch an inquiry after ambitious plans for a new east coast marina appeared to have finally collapsed after a bitter six-year feud.
    • It applies from Somalia to Kosovo to Sierra Leone - that the peacekeeping force must be prepared to replace the governmental structure that has collapsed.
    • The government has to respond to the committee report, which is calling for intervention in areas such as parts of Manchester, where the housing market has collapsed.
    • Almost the entire telephone network has collapsed, increasing panic among the inhabitants.
    • When the tin market collapsed in the 80s, tens of thousands of unemployed miners turned to the cultivation of Bolivia's other major export - coca leaf.
    • Months later, the Japanese stock market collapsed.
    • Aids is ravaging a continent beset by rising levels of malaria and tuberculosis; many health services have collapsed.
    • Pete Elliot and J Middleton started well for Wistow but the middle order collapsed against C Jeffries and S Bugg as Selby won by seven runs.
    • The pair's partnership finally collapsed when Gore's team lost the contested election by a ruling of the US Supreme Court.
    • Needless to say, the BC treaty process has collapsed and failed to produce any results, so you have a very desperate situation in our communities.
    • Where all state order has collapsed, the assessment problem is whether there is an armed group that bears more responsibility than any other for the gravest human rights abuses.
    • Last year, three years after Sarah died, the marriage finally collapsed.
    • Although consumer confidence has not collapsed it could sink low enough to delay any recovery and ultimately deepen any recession.
    • In our temperate climate, there are few lessons for us, apart maybe from the ease with which any sense of law and order collapsed in the confusion that followed.
    • Civilization has not collapsed and anarchy has failed to reign since we have had gay marriage in Ontario.
    • If the market collapses for this fish, then the boats will stop fishing for it.
    • The company collapsed when it failed to change with the times.
  • 4

    (prices/currency) caer en picada
    (currency/prices) caer en picado Spain
    (company) quebrar
    (company) ir a la bancarrota
    • There hasn't been enough water to grow vegetables here since January; the rice crop was poor this year because of drought, and the rice price collapsed.
    • Who knew the share-price was about to collapse because the structure was so unsteady?
    • The share price collapsed from 246p to 36p and the company had to be saved by a £277m rights issue.
    • The chancellor had ordered a review of North Sea taxation in 1997, but was forced to put it on a back burner a year later when the oil price collapsed.
    • The price of silver collapsed as other countries rushed to join Germany on the ‘gold standard’.
    • The worst-case scenario is that the single currency will collapse, leaving member countries to start afresh with their discarded currencies.
    • Even though the currency was collapsing and the poverty was bad, you could see the history and beauty in it.
    • But when prices collapsed in the mid-1970s there was little left but neglected farms and a once promising agricultural sector.
    • In both cases the currency collapsed rather quickly in spite of the loans.
    • After the price collapsed, Tan was investigated for manipulating the market.
    • It was perceived as a safe option as it would hold its value when other assets and currencies collapsed in value.
    • Institutions are rejecting warnings that house prices could collapse because low interest rates are likely to be held far into next year.
    • France was isolated; its economy and currency were collapsing.
    • Sure, it hurts to see a stock continue to rise once you have sold it, but it is often better to sell on the way up than to wait until you have to dump the stock while the price is collapsing after its peak.
    • The company's share price collapsed during the technology downturn, to the point where it was worth less than the cash it had in the bank.
    • Its cash strength saw it through the turbulent waters of the early 1990s when the price of property collapsed.
    • Over the past decade the dysfunctional global financial system has experienced repeated currency collapses.
    • The share price subsequently collapsed to a recent price of around $2.
    • But Iran and Venezuela urging restraint, fearing oil prices could collapse if the market gets swamped.
    • When the Indonesian currency collapsed, the retail price of soya escalated, making the cooking oil far too expensive for the bulk of the people to afford.
  • 5

    • 5.1(fold up)

      (table/chair) plegarse
      • The new building certainly looks extraordinary, collapsing in on itself, in folds and twists which defy the eye.
      • With another command, the Runabout's wings collapsed into themselves and folded up into their stowage position.
      • The behavior of these disks differs from a number of systems that collapse by forming folds which extend hundreds of microns into the aqueous phase.

    • 5.2render_form_group(subsense).blank? span.form-groups = render_form_group(subsense)

      (table/chair) plegable


transitive verb

  • 1

    (table) plegar

noun

  • 1

    (of building, bridge)
    derrumbe masculine
    desmoronamiento masculine
    the news caused a collapse in share prices la noticia hizo que el precio de las acciones cayera en picada
  • 2

    Medicine
    colapso masculine
    I was in a state of (near) collapse estaba a punto de desplomarme / al borde del colapso
  • 3

    (of plan) fracaso masculine
    (of company) quiebra feminine
    the country is close to economic collapse el país está al borde de la ruina / de la bancarrota