collapse of a roof

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English-Russian dictionary of geology. 2011.

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  • collapse — 1. verb 1) the roof collapsed Syn: cave in, fall in, subside, fall down, give (way), crumple, buckle, sag, slump 2) he collapsed last night Syn: faint, pass out, black out …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • collapse — 1. verb 1) the roof collapsed Syn: cave in, fall in, subside, fall down, give (way), crumple, crumble, disintegrate 2) he collapsed last night Syn: faint, pass out, black out …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • collapse sink —    1. A variety of closed depression that forms by collapse of the rock above an existing cave passage or chamber [9].    2. A closed depression formed by the collapse of the roof of a cave [10].    See also doline …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • collapse sinkhole —    1. A variety of closed depression that forms by collapse of the rock above an existing cave passage or chamber [9].    2. A closed depression formed by the collapse of the roof of a cave [10].    See also doline …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • collapse breccia —    A mass of rock composed of angular to rounded fragments of limestone or dolomite that has formed as the result of the collapse of the roof of a cave, of an underlying cave, or of an overhanging ledge [10].    See also solution breccia …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • collapse of caves —    Collapse and breakdown of cave walls and ceilings are continuing aspects of cave development and modification. Massive unfractured limestone can easily span a void of over 100m, but thinly bedded, closely jointed, faulted or poorly lithified… …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • Collapse of the World Trade Center — Coordinates: 40°42′41.12″N 74°00′44.00″W /  …   Wikipedia

  • collapse — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 building, etc. suddenly falling ADJECTIVE ▪ sudden ▪ the sudden collapse of the bridge PHRASES ▪ be in danger of collapse 2 medical condition ADJECTIVE …   Collocations dictionary

  • Roof — A roof is the covering on the uppermost part of a building. A roof protects the building and its contents from the effects of weather. Structures that require roofs range from a letter box to a cathedral or stadium, dwellings being the most… …   Wikipedia

  • collapse — col|lapse1 S3 [kəˈlæps] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(structure)¦ 2¦(illness/injury)¦ 3¦(fail)¦ 4¦(prices)¦ 5¦(sit/lie)¦ 6¦(fold something smaller)¦ 7¦(medical)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1700 1800; : Latin; Origin: collapsus, past participle of collabi, from com ( …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • collapse — /keuh laps /, v., collapsed, collapsing, n. v.i. 1. to fall or cave in; crumble suddenly: The roof collapsed and buried the crowd. 2. to be made so that sections or parts can be folded up, as for convenient storage: This bridge table collapses. 3 …   Universalium

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