Definitions for demolish
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word demolish.
demolish, pulverize, pulveriseverb
"the wrecking ball demolished the building"; "demolish your enemies"; "pulverize the rebellion before it gets out of hand"
crush, smash, demolishverb
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
Etymology: Attested since the 16th Century ; from demoliss-, the stem of some conjugated forms of the verb demolir, from demolior.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: demolir, French; demolior, Latin.
I expected the fabrick of my book would long since have been demolished, and laid even with the ground. John Tillotson, Pref.
Red lightning play’d along the firmament,
And their demolish’d works to pieces rent. John Dryden, Ovid.
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.]
British National Corpus
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
We need to recognize suicide and self-harm among young New Yorkers as the major public health crisis that it is, demolish the stigma around mental health care, and do everything within our power to help kids who are struggling seek treatment.
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!
We’re not going to partner with an institution, a corporation that has so strongly supported other institutions that work to destabilize and demolish movements for queer equity.
We are allowing our forces to take strong action against those who throw rocks and firebombs, the police are going deeply into the Arab neighborhoods, which has not been done in the past. We will demolish terrorists' homes.
The police are going deeply into the Arab neighborhoods, which has not been done in the past. We will demolish terrorists' homes.
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Translations for demolish
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- събарям, разрушавамBulgarian
- niederreißen, abreißenGerman
- hajottaa, tuhotaFinnish
- dì-làraichScottish Gaelic
- bont, [[le]][[dönt]]Hungarian
- hancur leburIndonesian
- разру́шить, сноси́ть, разруша́ть, снести́Russian
- dërmoj, prishAlbanian
- phá hủyVietnamese
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