implode implode  /ɪm ˈploʊd/

Definition(s):

  • (v) burst inward

Usage(s):

  1. With Reagan and Thatcher in power, the application of judicious pressure on the Soviet state to encourage it to reform or abolish itself, or to implode, became an admissible policy.
  2. Shanties that look as if they were about to implode perch uneasily on streets set at a San Francisco diagonal.
  3. At Beau-Rivage Palace, she delights in exploring dishes that implode with liquid centers and contrast hot and cold.

News

  1. Watch This Huge New York Building Implode

    This 11-story building on New York's Governors Island needed to get demolished to make room for a new $75 million park. So they imploded it. Not exploded, imploded. Yep, that's just about the coolest way to demolish a building possible. The destruction of this brick apartment building (abandoned since 1996) was the first implosion in NYC in over a decade, reported CBS . The demolition took place ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Jalopnik

  2. ObamaCare to Increase Health Insurance Premiums by 100-400 Percent, Deficit and Taxes to Skyrocket

    Americans have every right to be worried. Come January 1, 2014 and for years to come, their health insurance premiums will implode, their taxes will increase, and the nation's deficit will soar—all thanks to President Obama, those who voted him and Democratic Congressmen who voted for ObamaCare.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Christian Post

  3. Watch The The Tallest Building On Governors Island Implode

    Did you wake up at 7:36 a.m. this morning to watch the tallest building on Governors Island implode ? Well, you're in luck, because even if you weren't on the SS Boat Brunch , you can relive every moment of the destruction of 11-story-high Building 877 in the videos below. [ more › ]
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Gothamist

Quotes

  1. Executive Producer Kate Harwood said: "Hardy's novel explores love, betrayal and the emotional burden of secrets locked away at the heart of a passionate, loving relationship which, when unlocked, implode with heart-breaking consequences. David...
    on Jan 21, 2008 By: Kate Harwood Source: The Sun

  2. In her now-famous memo from Aug. 15, 2001, Watkins wrote to Lay that she was worried that the company could "implode in a wave of accounting scandals."
    on Mar 16, 2006 By: Sherron Watkins Source: WebCPA

  3. "He captured all the colors of that role, of a repressed man about to implode," said Maltin. "It's such a shock and such a loss. I didn't really know him, but I feel a terrible loss."
    on Jan 23, 2008 By: Leonard Maltin Source: Washington Post

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