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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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Senate's effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act foundered last month, President Trump toyed publicly with a different strategy: "Let Obamacare implode, then deal." The idea is that implosion would bring chaos, forcing Democrats to negotiate on a substitute for the ACA.
Explosions and implosions canal outward and into the night, smothering and applauding the screams they produce.
Bodies were linked to the ground in sculptural poses; Mediterranea possessed an energy with dynamic implosions that were like stifled cries.
These are some of the fifty conflagrations, collapses, flights, imbalances, ruptures, dispersions, and implosions that take place in this video, which is a kind of mid-career retrospective of Roman Signer's work--work that spans the period between 1975 and 1989.