He was, after all, writing before the collapse of communism and the opening of the archives of various intelligence agencies.
I saw the first plane scream past my window and was covered in ash after the collapse.
Then the global economy started to collapse, threatening worldwide recession.
One of the reasons for the German collapse on the home front was the efficacy of the blockade.
No precautions have been taken to reinforce the ceilings, which could collapse onto the statues.
Then he sat down in the thick timber, and the collapse from such intense emotions and such great exertions came quickly.
When she reached the corner she stopped, and seemed about to collapse.
The collapse of the French Navy put a stop to further developments of either idea.
She closed her eyes and swayed slightly, but she did not collapse or give way.
You see, that collapse of yours on Sunday night wasn't like you, in the normal course of things.
1801, from collapse (v.).
collapse col·lapse (kə-lāps')
v. col·lapsed, col·laps·ing, col·laps·es
To break down suddenly in strength or health and thereby fall into a condition of extreme prostration.
To fall together or inward suddenly.
A condition of extreme prostration.
A falling together of the walls of a structure.
The failure of a physical system.