In some dictionaries, it says we can say "collapse" to mean, "cause something to collapse" (You can see some examples on Oxford's American dictionary.) But the other dictionaries don't mention that. Do you think it is okay to use, "collapse," to mean that? For example, do you think the examples below are correct?
- The engineers collapsed the old building using explosives.
- A bear collapsed our shack last night.
- Hearing the news of his father's death collapsed him.
- The earthquake collapsed many buildings yesterday.