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unbuild

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verb, un·build \ˌən-ˈbild\

Definition of unbuild

unbuiltplay \-ˈbilt\unbuilding

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to pull down :  demolish, raze

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to destroy something



Examples of unbuild in a sentence

  1. <beavers were busily building dams, and local landowners were just as diligently unbuilding them>



Circa 1608

First Known Use of unbuild

circa 1608


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