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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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Farther south, the Philippines and Indonesia have become breeding grounds for Islamic militant groups, while Indonesia has threatened to implode into chaos.
The safest way to collapse the block is to weaken key support columns with explosives and allow gravity to do the rest as the tower implodes.
In doing so Chateauvert implodes the public and private spheres of African American life, rendering the traditional distinctions between social and political/labor history impractical and simplistic.