from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To collapse inward violently.
- intransitive verb To undergo a catastrophic failure.
- intransitive verb To cause to collapse inward violently.
- intransitive verb To demolish (a building) by causing to collapse inward.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To burst inward: opposed to explode.
- To pronounce by implosion.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- intransitive verb To burst inward; contrasting with
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb to
collapseor burst inward violently
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb burst inward
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
You are about to implode from the weight of your own uselessness.
The system would implode from the bon mots and snark.
A revolt will soon follow once all these situations come to a head; this will surely cause us as Americans to implode from the inside and make us vulnerable to outside forces.
For that to explode, or implode, is going to be devastating, she explained.
I pray every day that one day they will "implode" -- (of course with the animals safely out in the fresh air and green meadows where they belong.)
Watching the repukelicans implode is the best entertainment I’ve seen in years.
Rubin, of course, has left Citigroup, but Parson's remains as chairman of the board, which should scare the daylights out of investors and regulators worried that Citigroup might once again implode.
Inside you will see ideas explode, terms implode, and criticisms argued and debated.
As it is, all they can look forward to (unless the Conservtives implode, which is not going to happen) is decline.
Dr. Doom is frightened of whomever's behind that door and that's why he's willing to passively wait for Osborne to "implode" instead of manipulating events directly.