What does demolish mean?

Definitions for demolish
dɪˈmɒl ɪʃde·mol·ish

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. demolish, pulverize, pulverise(verb)

    destroy completely

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

  2. crush, smash, demolish(verb)

    humiliate or depress completely

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

  3. demolish, destroy(verb)

    defeat soundly

    "The home team demolished the visitors"

Wiktionary

  1. demolish(Verb)

    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. demolish(Verb)

    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. Demolish(verb)

    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.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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How to say demolish in sign language?

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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. Mame Birane Mbengue:

    If you say the airport will be closed in six months, why demolish homes that have been there for five years? we're convinced there is another reason that people cannot say.

  2. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    The police are going deeply into the Arab neighborhoods, which has not been done in the past. We will demolish terrorists' homes.

  3. Jamie Johnson:

    Chris Christie has the best organizational staff in the state. They helped Steve King win against former Iowa first lady Christie Vilsack in 2012, they helped Gov. Branstad demolish his Democratic opponent in 2014, and so that team is now working for Chris Christie, and they are the most polished and most insightful campaign staffers that I know.

  4. 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.

  5. Donald Trump:

    Since right from the moment we announced, radical Democrats launched a disgraceful campaign to resist, obstruct, delay, demolish and destroy, right from the beginning, brett Kavanaugh is a man of great character and intellect.

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