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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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Omotola pointed out that the country under President Buhari's watch was hellish, adding that the rising cases of assault and killings of Nigerians by men in uniform was capable of burning down the countryAccording to the actress, the lack of money in circulation coupled with the unabated killings and assault by uniformed men will make the country implode.
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.
"Unless this root cause of the political absence of a legitimate government is solved, the situation will get worse and may implode and collapse," Mr Motlanthe said.
South Africa's president Kgalema Motlanthe said the situation "may implode and collapse", and announced a new round of talks to help resolve the crisis.
Unveiling a comprehensive health care cost-containment bill in Worcester yesterday, Senate President Therese Murray stated the need for action in the starkest terms: "There's going to be a climate of change, and there's got to be a climate of change, or the system is going to implode."
Blair and Ardith contend that while guys explode (in violent and vengeful ways), girls implode, absorbing the pain of annihilating themselves.
Heist films come in two flavors: films noirs like The Asphalt Jungle and Dog Day Afternoon in which the well-laid plans of a crew of thieves unravel and implode, and cunning capers like To Catch a Thief and The Thomas Crown Affair in which a clever thief outwits both the cops and the audience.
She approaches her pedestrians with the question "What is capitalism?" They give vague, awkward responses: "A principle of expansion." "Like a big bubble that can only implode." "A system of representation.
When will the bubble implode? Well, if history is any guide, the catastrophe will occur about six months after your local supermarket cashier starts ranting about the new technology.