Bedeutung von “collapse” im Essential American English Dictionary

collapse

verb us /kəˈlæps/ present participle collapsing, past tense and past participle collapsed

to fall down, sometimes breaking into pieces:

The roof collapsed under the weight of the snow.
He collapsed and died of a heart attack.
collapse noun [ no plural ]

the collapse of a building during the earthquake

(Definition von “collapse” aus dem Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)