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To collapse or fall down

collapse

verb

if a building or other structure collapses, it suddenly falls down

fall down

if a building is falling down, it is in very bad condition

fall over

if something falls over, it falls so that its side is on the ground

cave in

if a roof or wall caves in, it falls down or inwards

fall in

if a roof or wall falls in, it falls to the ground

topple

verb

to stop being steady and fall, or to make someone or something do this

come down

if a building or part of it comes down, it is destroyed and falls to the ground

tumble

verb

if a building or other structure tumbles, it falls to the ground

tip over

if something tips over, or if someone or something tips it over, it falls onto its side

give way

if something gives way, it breaks or falls down because there is too much weight or pressure on it

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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