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cor-rŭo (conr- ), ŭi, 3, v. n. and
I. Neutr.
A. To fall together, fall or tumble down, fall, sink to the ground, etc. (class. in prose and poetry).
B. To fall, to rush headlong (very rare): “quo cum corruit haec vis,Lucr. 6, 825: accipitres velut rostris inter se corruerent, were falling upon each other (al. leg. concurrerent), Curt. 3, 3, 18.— Impers.: “longe violentius semper ex necessitate quam ex virtute corruitur,the onset is made, Sen. Q. N. 2, 59, 5.—
II. Act., to bring to the ground, to heap together, overthrow, ruin (very rare).
1. Lit.: “hanc rerum summam,Lucr. 5, 369: “corpus,App. M. 8, p. 204, 37: “divitias,to heap up, Plaut. Rud. 2, 6, 58: “corbes ab eo quod eo spicas aliudve quid corruebant,Varr. L. L. 5, § 139 Müll.—*
2. Trop.: “in quo me corruerit genere,Cat. 68, 52.
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