to burst inward (opposed to explode).
Phonetics. to pronounce by implosion.
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How to use implode in a sentence
The Los Angeles Dodgers could have imploded after a historic series of miscues allowed the opposing Tampa Bay Rays to tie the World Series at two games apiece Saturday night.The Dodgers Went From A Stunning Loss To The Brink Of A Championship | Neil Paine (email@example.com) | October 26, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
Entire industries—retail, restaurant, and travel among them—were imploding.
The defending AL champs did not completely implode after the most tumultuous offseason in recent baseball memory.What To Watch For In The Wildest MLB Playoffs Ever | Neil Paine (firstname.lastname@example.org) | September 28, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
Shortly thereafter, as you may have noticed, the free-market system imploded, and our Suzuki contacts claim to have no knowledge of what became of the bike.
Zeidan told the Blade the explosion caused “one entire side of the house to sort of implode inwards with all the glass” and “the living room fixtures blew inside as well.”Beirut explosion nearly destroys LGBTQ group’s offices | Michael K. Lavers | August 10, 2020 | Washington Blade
That star would all too famously implode with her tragic death from a heroin overdose at a mere 27 years of age.
The opening bluff in this game has already been called—the economy will not implode next week due to the sequester cuts.
It seemed possible that Iraq would implode and take the whole region down with it.
The Tea Party would prefer “burn baby burn,” for the rotten edifice to implode so that a new one can be built in its place.
The Oops Heard Round the World Ever wanted to see a presidential candidacy implode on live TV?Rick Perry's Debate 'Oops' and More of His Biggest Blunders (Video) | The Daily Beast Video | November 11, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
Technically, they did not explode but implode, but the hood with the revolver did not notice the difference.The Ambulance Made Two Trips | William Fitzgerald Jenkins
British Dictionary definitions for implode
to collapse or cause to collapse inwards in a violent manner as a result of external pressure: the vacuum flask imploded
(tr) to pronounce (a consonant) with or by implosion
- Compare explode
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