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v. im·plod·ed, im·plod·ing, im·plodes
1. To collapse inward violently.
2. To undergo a catastrophic failure: His career imploded after he was caught lying on camera.
1. To cause to collapse inward violently.
2. To demolish (a building) by causing to collapse inward.

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Many times in the past the Holland camp has imploded after some bitter in-fighting.
When it is imploded on October 6, it's visibility officially yields to a new era of energy to which PSE&G is dedicated.
Met Life stands to lose $4 million in retroactive major capital improvement (MCI) rent increases at Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village because some windows installed in tenant apartments imploded after installation last winter.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Magnetically imploded tubes called liners, intended to help produce controlled nuclear fusion at scientific "break-even" energies or better within the next few years, have functioned successfully in preliminary tests.
It was a tough time, and the club basically imploded, but the consistent thing was that no-one jumped ship.
The Romanian builder working on renovations was on the third floor of the five storey offices when the top two floors imploded at 4pm, showering the street.
3 million over the next few years to improve roadway access to Marina Park and basically double its size onto the historic Saskatchewan Pool 6 grain elevator property, which was imploded in 2002.
I enjoy explaining to my friends just what the demolition industry is really--like for example, that fewer than 1 percent of all buildings are imploded, much of the work is done by use of attachments on excavators (although the wrecking ball is still around), and these contractors are more worried about safety and recovering materials to save money than doing something crazy.
Little did the Hunters know that two weeks ago Winborn helped them by injuring his ankle, and Friday night, host Canoga Park went about its business while Grant imploded.
out toward the fading light / of day gone, star fallen's / feather drift's a fire inscribed imploded / but beyond bibliograph / spoken's dream said outward / flare offers freedom as gift"
The board at American University imploded with Ladner's dismissal.