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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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It was a tough time, and the club basically imploded, but the consistent thing was that no-one jumped ship.
In the dry-run experiments just completed, cylindrical beryllium liners remained reasonably intact as they were imploded by huge magnetic field of Sandia's Z machine, the world's most powerful pulsed-power accelerator.
Income and cash flow-related data for imploded mortgage lenders, presented later in this article, supports this argument.
The Internet companies that rocketed up and then imploded in the late 1990s and into 2000 may have had failed business models, but they had latched on to something important: it can be tremendously attractive to make employees owners and/or partners in the enterprise.
SHAZNAY Lewis looks simply stunning as she finally launches her solo career - more than three years since All Saints imploded.
Then, during the high-pressure phase, the bubbles violently imploded to the accompaniment of flashes of light, evidence of a well-known phenomenon called sonoluminescence.
It's significant to remember that 10 years ago, racial injustice and economic inequality simmered unaddressed when Los Angeles imploded into three days of urban chaos unparalleled in America's history of race riots.
DOWNTURN: St John's House in Bootle will be imploded next month
Even after the dot-com world imploded a year ago, gays and lesbians are only more infatuated with the Net," said Bob Witeck of Witeck-Combs Communications.
The agreement imploded over an unworkable pricing scheme.
Meanwhile, as the Reform Party imploded and splintered, Donald J.