implode


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

implode

verb bankrupt, blow-up, cave, cave in, close, collapse, deflate, disintegrate, end, ended abruptly, fold, fold up, terminate
References in periodicals archive ?
In addition, Richard Rich treated expenses for R2D2 and Implode clinical trials as capital expenditures.
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.
Momentarily frozen, they seem ready to topple or implode at the least provocation.
When the jet slows and pressure returns to normal, the bubbles implode.
Vice president Sherron Watkins wrote: "I am incredibly nervous that we will implode in a wave of accounting scandals.
Dying stars, in titanic blasts called supernovas, similarly implode before ejecting material and leaving a dense core behind.
This heat creates a uniform bath of X-rays that will implode the pellet.
Then, the relatively larger movement of molecules on the surface can cause it to implode.