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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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In addition, Richard Rich treated expenses for R2D2 and Implode clinical trials as capital expenditures.
2 /PRNewswire/ -- A familiar part of the Harrison landscape and Newark Skyline for more than 70 years will vanish from view when Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) implodes its Harrison Gas Holder there on October 6.
When those bubbles implode in cleaning solutions, they break up dirt and destroy some microbes.
Just when the film and its audience are about to implode from Ho and Lai's punishing tango, Wong leavens the drama with a delightful dishwasher from Taipei named Chang (Chang Chen), whom Lai befriends during his kitchen stint.
The family, of course, only too often throws a wet blanket on the fire of sexuality, but in the triptych of photographs that comprise the centerpiece of Harris' exhibit, the two implode into one another in a seeming literalization of brotherly love.
Concern that prosecutors might be close to issuing an indictment sparked fears that the firm might implode and is largely considered to have been the catalyst for KPMG's public admission of guilt.
The basis of the new energy source would be so-called sonoluminescence--a phenomenon in which bubbles of vapor in a liquid bombarded by sound waves rapidly implode, generating heat spikes and flashes of light in the bubbles (SN: 10/6/01, p.
The music industry continues to implode and scramble to address these painful issues that have cut into billions of revenue.
Momentarily frozen, they seem ready to topple or implode at the least provocation.
Jackson was gone only 361 days, more than ample time for the Lakers to implode.
When the jet slows and pressure returns to normal, the bubbles implode.
Dying stars, in titanic blasts called supernovas, similarly implode before ejecting material and leaving a dense core behind.