Definition of demolish
2a : to do away with : destroy a filibuster which would effectively demolish the issue — Current Biography … a performance so awkward and apathetic it instantly appeared to demolish any chance of restoring her declining career … — Dave Itzkoffb : to strip of any pretense of merit or credence demolished her debate opponents demolish a stereotype
demolishmentplay \-lish-mənt\ noun
Examples of demolish in a Sentence
The old factory was demolished to make way for a new parking lot.
Tons of explosives were used to demolish the building.
The town hopes to restore the old theater rather than have it demolished.
The car was demolished in the accident.
They demolished the other team 51–7.
Recent Examples of demolish from the Web
The city shouldn't be focused on demolishing vacant or dilapidated homes, Jackson said.
In addition, an estimate to demolish the amphitheater ramp was $421,000.
The first span would be built just north of the exiting bridge, then the old bridge would be demolished and the second span built in its place.
Tom Alcamo, with the U.S. EPA, said the agency is in the process of changing its approach to cleanup for Zone 1 after the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development approved the city's application to demolish the West Calumet complex.
The feud is ostensibly about Lee Kuan Yew’s house, which according to his will should be demolished.
It was demolished in 1996, and a modern movie theater, the Pacific Winnetka 12 & XD (9201 Winnetka), now stands in its place.
If the project is built to the current plan, JKB would demolish the house that stands on the property now, Acord said.
Federal housing officials pushed back a deadline for people to comment on plans to demolish East Chicago's West Calumet Housing Complex.
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DEMOLISH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of demolish for English Language Learners
: to destroy (a building, bridge, etc.) : to forcefully tear down or take apart (a structure)
: to damage (something) so that it cannot be repaired
: to eat all of (something) quickly
DEMOLISH Defined for Kids
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