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Lewis : corruo

corruo corrŭo (conr-), ŭi, 3, v. n. and a. Neutr. To fall together, fall or tumble down, fall, sink to the ground, etc. (class. in prose and poetry). Lit.: tabernae mihi duae corruerunt, Cic. Att. 14, 9, 1; cf.: aedes corruerunt, id. Top. 3, 15: triclinium supra convivas, Quint. 11, 2, 13: quicquid superstruxeris corruet, id. 1, 4, 5: quid labefactum viribus ignis, Ov. M. 2, 403; cf.: arbor labefacta Ictibus innumeris, id. ib. 8, 777; so, arbor, Suet. Dom. 15: statuae equestres, id. Vit. 9 et saep.: paene ille timore, ego risu conrui, Cic. Q. Fr. 2, 8 (10), 2: nec corruit ille, Sed retinente manum moriens e poste pependit, Ov. M. 5, 126; so, exspirantes corruerunt, Liv. 1, 25, 5; cf. id. 1, 26, 14: morbo comitiali, Plin. 28, 6, 17, § 63: in vulnus, Verg. A. 10, 488: haedus ante focos, Prop. 2 (3), 19, 14; cf. id. 4 (5), 10, 15 sq.

Trop.: si uno meo fato et tu et omnes mei conruistis, Cic. Q. Fr. 1, 4, 1: quanto altius elatus erat, eo foedius corruit, Liv. 30, 30, 23: Lacedaemoniorum opes, Cic. Off. 1, 24, 84: Antiochea ista universa, id. Ac. 2, 31, 98.—Of actors: ii mihi videntur fabulam aetatis peregisse, nec tamquam inexercitati histriones corruisse, Cic. Sen. 18, 64.—In a cause in court, to fail, Plin. Ep. 3, 9, 34.

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.

Act., to bring to the ground, to heap together, overthrow, ruin (very rare). 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.—* Trop.: in quo me corruerit genere, Cat. 68, 52.