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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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Now, they plan to implode - rather than explode - the drab 1960s Inland Revenue building a week on Sunday.
Carrey stars as Dick Harper, an executive at a corporation strongly reminiscent of Enron that implodes the day he's named vice president of communications, the very minute he's on a financial news show swearing it's a thriving concern.
In such an explosion, the core of a massive star implodes, sending out shock waves that eject the star's outer layers.