When a country suffers a sudden economic or political collapse, this is an example of when the country implodes.
When a bomb goes off outside and a building collapses inward, this is an example of when it implodes.
His career imploded after he was caught lying on camera.
Origin of implode
- in– (ex)plode
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- in- + (ex)plode