What does demolish mean?

Definitions for demolish
dɪˈmɒl ɪʃde·mol·ish

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word demolish.

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.

  2. demolish(Verb)

    To utterly defeat

  3. Origin: 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.]

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  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. Ole Petter Ottersen:

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

  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. Fritz Ntone Ntone:

    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.

  4. 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.

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    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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