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implode

verb bankrupt, blow-up, cave, cave in, close, collapse, deflate, disintegrate, end, ended abruptly, fold, fold up, terminate
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Von Rothbart implodes, is shunned, and is discarded by the swans, finally collapsing lakeside, a la Hilarion.
But after a riveting first act, ``The Seventh Monarch'' quickly implodes under the weight of its own contrivances.
In such an explosion, the core of a massive star implodes, sending out shock waves that eject the star's outer layers.