What does demolish mean?

Definitions for demolish
dɪˈmɒl ɪʃde·mol·ish

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. demolish, pulverize, pulveriseverb

    destroy completely

    "the wrecking ball demolished the building"; "demolish your enemies"; "pulverize the rebellion before it gets out of hand"

  2. crush, smash, demolishverb

    humiliate or depress completely

    "She was crushed by his refusal of her invitation"; "The death of her son smashed her"

  3. demolish, destroyverb

    defeat soundly

    "The home team demolished the visitors"

Wiktionary

  1. demolishverb

    To destroy; to destruct

    They demolished the old house and put up four townhouses.

    Etymology: Attested since the 16th Century ; from demoliss-, the stem of some conjugated forms of the verb demolir, from demolior.

  2. demolishverb

    To utterly defeat

    Etymology: Attested since the 16th Century ; from demoliss-, the stem of some conjugated forms of the verb demolir, from demolior.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Demolishverb

    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

  1. Demolish

    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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  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'demolish' in Verbs Frequency: #1094

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of demolish in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of demolish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of demolish in a Sentence

  1. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    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.

  2. New York:

    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.

  3. Zhang Chaoxia:

    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.

  4. Ole Petter Ottersen:

    I realize there are many feelings involved here. He tried to demolish the system. We have to stay faithful to it.

  5. Johann von Goethe:

    He who wishes to exert a useful influence must be careful to insult nothing. Let him not be troubled by what seems absurd, but concentrate his energies to the creation of what is good. He must not demolish, but build. He must raise temples where mankind may come and partake of the purest pleasure.

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