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implode

To link component pieces to a major assembly. It may also refer to compressing data using a particular technique. Contrast with explode.
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As the price of crude oil falls, big banks are preparing for oil loans to implode.
Our experiments were designed to test a sweet spot predicted by the simulations where a sufficiently robust liner could implode with a sufficiently high velocity.
My biggest concern is that if Pakistan gets to a point where it implodes, you've got a country that could be an Islamist, theocratic country with nuclear weapons which could both use them and proliferate them.
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I have the privilege of representing Anita Moneypenny, who is in the courtroom, all of the shareholders who have been wronged by the Implode Corporation and other employees who had their 401(k) stock reduced to nothing.
The safest way to collapse the block is to weaken key support columns with explosives and allow gravity to do the rest as the tower implodes.
Traditionally, direct drive has suffered from serious limitations, mainly because nonuniformities in the intensity of laser light caused the shells to implode in a less-than-optimal fashion.
A downturn in the economy has negative effects on every business, but your business should not implode as a result of it.
Like the Gennifer Flowers scandal in 1992, Hart's nomination had its own Bimbo-gate, but unlike Bill Clinton, Hart baited the press and then passively watched his campaign implode.
Injuries and suspensions will be Dublin's greatest threat this year, they could implode from within.
3 (ANI): The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, has expressed concern that Pakistan may implode with nuclear weapons in near future, and also "use" them.
Mistrust was the virus that destroyed the Soviet empire and if our officialdom continue to by-pass commonsense and treat everyone as a potential criminal then our fragile society will also implode.
The explosive devices implode, binding two cables together, said Mike Roan (left) of the BPA.