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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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The idea is that implosion would bring chaos, forcing Democrats to negotiate on a substitute for the ACA.
Today, Caltrans was granted permission from the San Francisco Bay Conservation Development Commission (BCDC) to remove piers E4 and E5 of the old Bay Bridge using the same implosion technique that safely demolished E3, the largest underwater pier, in a matter of seconds last fall.
Louis, Bowdoin, and Harvard are offering services that include everything from free counseling, group therapy and biofeedback, to free massage and puppy-cuddling--all in an effort to forestall student implosions.
But the spate of corporate implosions meant that CEOs would also be facing up to the questions of governance.
Further, much of the telecom decline can be attributed to the implosions of long-haul carriers like WorldCom and Qwest (among others), not to the wireless industry.