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Presentyoconjugation ofcolapsar.
Preteriteél/ella/ustedconjugation ofcolapsar.


A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (medicine)
a. collapse
El colapso súbito de Ernesto preocupó a su mujer y lo llevó directamente a urgencias.Ernesto's sudden collapse worried his wife and she took him straight to the ER.
2. (destruction)
a. collapse
La explosión causó el colapso del edificio.The explosion caused the collapse of the building.
3. (stoppage)
a. standstill
La huelga de controladores aéreos ocasionó el colapso total del tráfico aéreo del país.The air traffic controllers' strike brought the whole country's flights to a standstill.
b. traffic jam
El colapso del tráfico debido a un accidente esta mañana hizo que perdiera mi avión.I missed my flight because of the traffic jam that was caused by an accident this morning.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (medicine)
a. collapse, breakdown
2. (de actividad)
a. stoppage
3. (de tráfico)
a. traffic jam, hold-up
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1 (Med)
el boxeador sufrió un colapso the boxer collapsed
colapso cardíaco heart failure
colapso cardiovascular circulatory collapse
colapso respiratorio respiratory failure
2 [de régimen, imperio, empresa] collapse
el país está al borde del colapso económico the country is on the verge of economic collapse
3 (paralización)
el accidente provocó el colapso del tráfico the accident caused traffic to come to a standstill o to grind to a halt
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