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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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When the Soviet Union imploded in 1991, virtually all productive assets (not counting human beings) belonged to the state and were controlled by Communist Party hacks - the nomenklatura.
Conceptually often intriguing, Body packed powerful visual and kinetic images around such a flimsy frame that the work imploded on itself, its considerable energy evaporating like a cloudburst in the desert.
IRVING, Texas -- Under cloudy skies, cool temperatures and low winds, Texas Stadium was successfully and safely imploded on Sunday, April 11.
Enron imploded in a large bankruptcy case in the US.
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.
To be clear, Herschensohn's campaign imploded when operatives in the Democratic Party outed him for attending strip shows.
The three stacks, the most visible part of the building, will most likely be imploded.
Maintenance crews went into the chemical plant to assess the situation and found a tank had imploded.
The HarvardWatch report also notes that Enron was the subject of five glowing case studies by members of the Harvard Business School, as recently as August 2001--just before the company imploded.
Nearly 8,000 of the 11,200 photomultiplier tubes that line the inside of the domed steel vault suddenly imploded.