demolish, pulverize, pulverise(verb)
"the wrecking ball demolished the building"; "demolish your enemies"; "pulverize the rebellion before it gets out of hand"
crush, smash, demolish(verb)
humiliate or depress completely
"She was crushed by his refusal of her invitation"; "The death of her son smashed her"
"The home team demolished the visitors"
To destroy; to destruct
They demolished the old house and put up four townhouses.
To utterly defeat
Origin: Attested since the 16th Century ; from demoliss-, the stem of some conjugated forms of the verb demolir, from demolior.
to throw or pull down; to raze; to destroy the fabric of; to pull to pieces; to ruin; as, to demolish an edifice, or a wall
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
de-mol′ish, v.t. to destroy, lay in ruins, to ruin.—n. Demoli′tion, act of pulling down: ruin. [Fr. démolir—L. demolīri, to throw down—de, down, and molīri, to build—moles, a heap.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'demolish' in Verbs Frequency: #1094
The numerical value of demolish in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of demolish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of demolish in a Sentence
I realize there are many feelings involved here. He tried to demolish the system. We have to stay faithful to it.
The police are going deeply into the Arab neighborhoods, which has not been done in the past. We will demolish terrorists' homes.
We think the only way to put an end to such catastrophe in the future is to demolish and force people out of these risky and vulnerable zones.
We've heard that tonight, the government is going to dismantle our cross, our hearts are determined not to let them forcibly demolish our cross.
Wherever you see a wall, demolish it to broaden the horizons of the world! Wherever you see a tyrant, take him down to increase the light of the world!
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- разрушавам, събарямBulgarian
- niederreißen, abreißenGerman
- hajottaa, tuhotaFinnish
- dì-làraichScottish Gaelic
- [[le]][[dönt]], bontHungarian
- hancur leburIndonesian
- снести́, сноси́ть, разру́шить, разруша́тьRussian
- prish, dërmojAlbanian
- phá hủyVietnamese
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