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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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We were so far in front come the last seven or eight games and we just absolutely imploded.
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.
Income and cash flow-related data for imploded mortgage lenders, presented later in this article, supports this argument.
MARTIN O'NEILL was relieved Aston Villa's first foray into one of Europe's mainstream competitions for seven years ended in victory after Bulgarian side Litex Lovech imploded.
Giggling on screen and not bothering to meet him after he imploded on Celebrity Big Brother.
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.
Renko slowly sorts through happenings and personalities to finger the culprits, and that process is fun to follow, but the most absorbing aspect of this book is Smith's evocation of life as it has unfolded in the radioactive hell that surrounds the nuclear power plant that imploded in 1986 (the site will cool in 25,000 years).