smash, smash-up, crash, crack-up; explosion, fulmina-tion, burst, detonation, rupture, break; malfunction, wearing out, SI. conking out.
9. failure, fiasco, unsuccessfulness, Inf. comedown, reversal; abortion, miscarriage, vain attempt; Inf flop, Inf. let down, SI. washout; downfall, fall, debacle, overthrow, ruin; defeat, checkmate, discomfiture, rout; bankruptcy, insolvency.
10. sudden illness, attack, relapse, stroke, seizure; exhaustion, prostration, weakness, debility; dissolution, disintegration, decay, termination; tailspin, nose dive; (all usu. of emotional or psychological health) nervous breakdown, going to pieces, coming apart at the seams, cracking, SI. losing it, surrender, giving in, giving way.
collar, n. 1. neckpiece, neckband, collaret, gorget, wimple; ruff, rabato, ruche, bertha; boa, scarf, ascot, cravat.
2. hot under the collar Slang, angry, irate, upset. See - angry (def. 1).
-v. 3. seize, grab, grasp, grip, grapple, clinch, clench, clasp, lay or take hold of, lay hands upon, fasten upon.
4. Informal, arrest, apprehend, capture. See - arrest (def 1).
collate, v. compare, analogize, juxtapose, Rare, jux-taposit, appose; pair, partner, match, collocate; verify, confirm, check, crosscheck; sort, sort out, arrange, categorize.
collateral, adj. 1. lateral, side, flanking, skirting.
2. parallel, side by side, cheek by cheek, cheek by jowl; concurrent, concomitant, coincident, simultaneous.
3. accompanying, attendant, associated, affiliated, relative; auxilliary, subordinate, subsidiary; additional, contributing, corroborating, sustaining, upholding, confirming, verifying, certifying, affirming; secondary, nonessential, unessential, incidental, accidental, dependent, contingent, indirect.
-n. 4. security, insurance, assurance, surety; guarantee, pledge, warrant, gage, endorsement.
5. Slang, money, cash, SI. dough, SI. bread,
collation, n. 1. comparison, juxtaposition, collocation, matching, pairing; confirmation, verification, validation; arrangement, ordering, grouping, distribution; organization, methodization, systemization, systematization.
2. light meal, snack, bite, nosh, tidbit,
colleague, n. 1. associate, consociate, confrere, compeer, peer, mate; partner, copartner, cohort, collaborator, cooperator; ally, compatriot, confederate, accomplice, Law. accessory; assistant, adjunct, coadjutor, coadjutant, coadjutrix, coadjutress, adjuvant, aide.
2. teammate, co-worker, fellow worker; classmate, schoolmate, schoolfellow; messmate, dining companion, commensal.
3. friend, companion, sidekick, comrade, chum, crony, Inf. buddy, Inf. pal.
collect, v. 1. accumulate, heap up, pile, pile up, roll up, stack up, pack; compile, amass, cumulate; hoard, squirrel away, load up, stow away.
2. gather, glean, take in, pull in, harvest, reap; garner, store up, stock up, lay by, lay up, lay in, Inf stash away, reserve, set aside; save, save up.
3. group, cluster, bunch up or together; mass, crowd, congregate, agglomerate; flock together, throng, herd, swarm, surge; bring together, rally, muster, call up, round up, round in.
4. assemble, convene, forgather, come together, meet, Inf. gang up, huddle, go into a huddle, get together, rendezvous; convoke, summon, call together.