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To collapse or fall down - synonyms or related words



if a building or other structure collapses, it suddenly falls down

fall down

if a building is falling down, it is in very bad condition

fall over

if something falls over, it falls so that its side is on the ground

cave in

if a roof or wall caves in, it falls down or inwards

fall in

if a roof or wall falls in, it falls to the ground



to stop being steady and fall, or to make someone or something do this

come down

if a building or part of it comes down, it is destroyed and falls to the ground



if a building or other structure tumbles, it falls to the ground

tip over

if something tips over, or if someone or something tips it over, it falls onto its side

give way

if something gives way, it breaks or falls down because there is too much weight or pressure on it


gig economy

an employment concept in which people are paid for each specific, short-term task that they do and don't have conventional contracts of employment

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fake news

a sensational piece of news which does not map to reality, created to attract attention or damage somebody's reputation

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