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im·plode

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

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Its adjacent recently-built radar was symbolically imploded on May 4, 1995 - an event attracting considerable media and public attention.
Meanwhile, Dr Mahathir said veteran Umno leader Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah has a lot of experience dealing with parties that have 'imploded'.
The Conservatives have imploded, over and over again.
The identical, 462-foot towers were imploded at St.
We were so far in front come the last seven or eight games and we just absolutely imploded.
We all got excited best season for years, but now it's imploded leaving many in tears.
Portugal were already 2-0 down before they imploded completely with Pepe shown a straight red card for a light head-butt on Muller.
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.
Three years after the London club - in Evans' words - "basically imploded," they were crowned English champions to continue an impressive revival led by rugby director Conor O'Shea.
"England's imploded a little bit against South Africa, and a couple of weeks ago I saw Hartley go to pieces against Leicester.
The bankers on his new team were shell-shocked from the recently imploded markets and the layoffs that followed.
Income and cash flow-related data for imploded mortgage lenders, presented later in this article, supports this argument.