teardown

noun
tear·​down | \ ˈter-ˌdau̇n How to pronounce teardown (audio) \

Definition of teardown

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the act or process of disassembling

tear down

verb
tore down; torn down; tearing down; tears down

Definition of tear down (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1a : to cause to decompose or disintegrate
b : vilify, denigrate trying to tear down his reputation
2 : to take apart : disassemble tear down an engine

Examples of teardown in a Sentence

Verb vandals tore down the wooden fence blocking the entrance to the beach the new owners apparently bought the house just to tear it down and build a lavish mansion in its place
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Henry’s move was is timed around the imminent teardown of funky art enclave FAT Village. Phillip Valys, Sun Sentinel, 1 Sep. 2022 For example, Joey Logano kept a 2017 win in Richmond even after a midweek teardown of his car at the R&D center showed his Team Penske team broke rules. Dan Gelston, Hartford Courant, 25 July 2022 For example, Joey Logano kept a 2017 win in Richmond even after a midweek teardown of his car at the R&D center showed his Team Penske team broke rules. Dan Gelston, ajc, 25 July 2022 The year before, in third grade, a parent-teacher conference meant a teardown. ELLE, 6 July 2022 The teardown of the 40,000-square-foot, 86-room Villa Collina is expected to take several days. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 19 Apr. 2022 That was a polite way of saying his swing didn’t need a few splashes of fresh paint or a kitchen remodel, but a teardown to the studs. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 June 2022 Shesterkin—who started in the net for exactly one playoff game before 2022—is one piece in a full-scale franchise teardown that was years in the making and is now coming together much faster than expected. Laine Higgins, WSJ, 25 May 2022 The video also included a quick teardown of the Studio Display. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, 25 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of teardown

Noun

1926, in the meaning defined above

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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Last Updated

7 Sep 2022

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“Teardown.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teardown. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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