verb (used without object), im·plod·ed, im·plod·ing.
verb (used with object), im·plod·ed, im·plod·ing.
Examples from the Web for implode
The opening bluff in this game has already been called—the economy will not implode next week due to the sequester cuts.
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.
Contrary to what many are now predicting, Europe—reeling though it is—will not implode.
Facing insolvency, can the USPS reinvent itself like European services have—or will it implode?
Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iraq will begin to implode, confronting Mr. Obama with the deadly choice: cut losses or drown.8 Nightmares in 2011: U.S. Economy, Olbermann, More|Leslie H. Gelb|January 23, 2011|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
Word Origin for implode
Word Origin and History for implode
1870 (implied in imploded), back-formation from implosion. Related: Imploding.