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: to bring about the defeat or destruction of
a businessman done in by greed
: exhaust, wear out
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annihilate, cream, decimate, demolish, desolate, destroy, devastate, extinguish, nuke, pull down, pulverize, raze, rub out, ruin, shatter, smash, tear down, total, vaporize, waste, wrack, wreck
build, construct, erect, put up, raise, rear, set up
1905, in the meaning defined at sense 1a
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obstinately defiant of authority
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