collapse under

collapse under the weight of (someone or something)

To fall down after supporting someone or something that is too heavy. The roof collapsed under the weight of all that snow.
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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.
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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.
Proof: Suppose the converse, i.e., that the second law of thermodynamics does not hold for the wave function collapse under a frequentist interpretation via Max Born's rule.
In 1931, the late Nobel laureate Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar predicted that stars with more than about 1.4 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.