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Collapse vs. Expand

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Collapseverb

(intransitive) To break apart and fall down suddenly; to cave in.

Expandverb

(transitive) To change (something) from a smaller form and/or size to a larger one; to spread out or lay open.

‘You can expand this compact umbrella to cover a large table.’;

Collapseverb

(intransitive) To cease to function due to a sudden breakdown; to fail suddenly and completely.

‘Pyramid schemes tend to generate profits for a while and then collapse.’;

Expandverb

(transitive) To increase the extent, number, volume or scope of (something).

‘A flower expands its leaves.’;

Collapseverb

(intransitive) To fold compactly.

Expandverb

(transitive) To express (something) at length and/or in detail.

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Collapseverb

To hide additional directory (folder) levels below the selected directory (folder) levels. When a folder contains no additional folders, a minus sign (-) appears next to the folder.

Expandverb

To rewrite (an expression) as a longer, yet equivalent sum of terms.

‘Use the binomial theorem to expand’; ‘x4 + 4x3 + 6x2 + 4x + 1.’;

Collapseverb

(cricket) For several batsmen to get out in quick succession

Expandverb

To multiply both the numerator and the denominator of a fraction by the same natural number yielding a fraction of equal value

Collapseverb

(transitive) To cause something to collapse.

‘Hurry up and collapse the tent so we can get moving.’;

Expandverb

(intransitive) To (be) change(d) from a smaller form/size to a larger one.

‘Many materials expand when heated.’; ‘This compact umbrella expands to cover a large table.’;

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Collapseverb

(intransitive) To pass out and fall to the floor or ground, as from exhaustion or other illness; to faint.

‘The exhausted singer collapsed on stage and had to be taken to the hospital.’;

Expandverb

(intransitive) To (be) increase(d) in extent, number, volume or scope.

Collapsenoun

The act of collapsing.

Expandverb

(intransitive) To speak or write at length or in detail.

‘He's so pedantic, he expands on everything!’;

Collapsenoun

Constant function, one-valued function (in automata theory) (in particular application causing a reset). en

Expandverb

(intransitive) To feel generous or optimistic.

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Collapseverb

To fall together suddenly, as the sides of a hollow vessel; to close by falling or shrinking together; to have the sides or parts of (a thing) fall in together, or be crushed in together; as, a flue in the boiler of a steam engine sometimes collapses.

‘A balloon collapses when the gas escapes from it.’;

Expandverb

To lay open by extending; to open wide; to spread out; to diffuse; as, a flower expands its leaves.

‘Then with expanded wings he steers his flight.’;

Collapseverb

To fail suddenly and completely, like something hollow when subject to too much pressure; to undergo a collapse; as, Maximilian's government collapsed soon after the French army left Mexico; many financial projects collapse after attaining some success and importance.

Expandverb

To cause the particles or parts of to spread themselves or stand apart, thus increasing bulk without addition of substance; to make to occupy more space; to dilate; to distend; to extend every way; to enlarge; - opposed to contract; as, to expand the chest; heat expands all bodies; to expand the sphere of benevolence.

Collapsenoun

A falling together suddenly, as of the sides of a hollow vessel.

Expandverb

To state in enlarged form; to develop; as, to expand an equation. See Expansion, 5.

Collapsenoun

A sudden and complete failure; an utter failure of any kind; a breakdown.

Expandverb

To become widely opened, spread apart, dilated, distended, or enlarged; as, flowers expand in the spring; metals expand by heat; the heart expands with joy.

Collapsenoun

Extreme depression or sudden failing of all the vital powers, as the result of disease, injury, or nervous disturbance.

Expandverb

extend in one or more directions;

‘The dough expands’;

Collapsenoun

an abrupt failure of function or health

Expandverb

become larger in size or volume or quantity;

‘his business expanded rapidly’;

Collapsenoun

a mishap caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in

Expandverb

make bigger or wider in size, volume, or quantity;

‘expand the house by adding another wing’;

Collapsenoun

the act of throwing yourself down;

‘he landed on the bed with a great flop’;

Expandverb

grow stronger;

‘The economy was booming’;

Collapsenoun

a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures)

Expandverb

exaggerate or make bigger;

‘The charges were inflated’;

Collapseverb

break down, literally or metaphorically;

‘The wall collapsed’; ‘The business collapsed’; ‘The dam broke’; ‘The roof collapsed’; ‘The wall gave in’; ‘The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice’;

Expandverb

add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing;

‘She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation’;

Collapseverb

collapse due to fatigue, an illness, or a sudden attack

Expandverb

expand the influence of;

‘The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent’;

Collapseverb

fold or close up;

‘fold up your umbrella’; ‘collapse the music stand’;

Collapseverb

fall apart;

‘the building crimbled after the explosion’; ‘Negociations broke down’;

Collapseverb

cause to burst;

‘The ice broke the pipe’;

Collapseverb

suffer a nervous breakdown

Collapseverb

lose significance, effectiveness, or value;

‘The school system is collapsing’; ‘The stock market collapsed’;

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