Shake, rattle and roll. Even though they are miles from the epicenter of an earthquake, buildings can collapse due to how an earthquake energy makes the ground shake and rattle. ...
Science Daily. Tue, 26 May 2020 17:38:21 EDT.
A mural drawn by an Israeli soldier in the midst of the 1948 Israeli War of Independence was uncovered after a wall collapsed amid construction work in the city of Mevaseret Zion.
Jerusalem Post. Sun, 10 May 2020 22:59:14 GMT.
At least two tornadoes touched down early Tuesday in central Tennessee, including one that ripped across downtown Nashville and caused about 40 buildings to collapse around the city.
Newsmax. Tue, 03 Mar 2020 06:48:47 EDT.
A construction worker was killed after the roof of a sports stadium collapsed during planned demolition work in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
CBS News. Fri, 31 Jan 2020 15:16:11 -0500.
The word collapse is a noun. Collapse means (1) the act of throwing yourself down, (2) a mishap caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in, (3) a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures), (4) an abrupt failure of function or health.
Collapse is also a verb that means (1) collapse due to fatigue, an illness, or a sudden attack, (2) lose significance, effectiveness, or value, (3) suffer a nervous breakdown, (4) break down, literally or metaphorically, (5) cause to burst, (6) fall apart, (7) fold or close up.