Meaning of “collapse” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb uk us /kəˈlæps/
FALL [ I ]

B2 When someone collapses, they fall down, usually because they are sick or weak:

He collapsed and died of a heart attack.

B2 to fall down or towards the inside, or to make a structure or object fall down or towards its inside:

The roof collapsed under the weight of snow.
FAIL [ I ]

to fail to work or succeed:

The peace talks have collapsed.

(Definition of “collapse verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)