collapse under

collapse under someone or something

to cave in under the weight of someone or something. The grandstand collapsed under the weight of the spectators. The bridge collapsed from the force of the flood.
See also: collapse
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What Constitutes a Collapse Under A Property Insurance Policy, 29--WTR Brief 20 (2000); Powell on Real Property ASS 2.
Theorem: The second law of thermodynamics holds for the wave function collapse under a frequentist interpretation via Max Born's rule and, once accomplished the collapse, the collapse is an irreversible phenomenon.
that the second law of thermodynamics does not hold for the wave function collapse under a frequentist interpretation via Max Born's rule.
4 times the sun's mass would, on running out of nuclear fuel, collapse under their own gravity.
It results from a tremendous collapse under the influence of the star's own gravitational self-attraction.