teardown

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noun tear·down \ ˈter-ˌdau̇n \

Definition of teardown

:the act or process of disassembling

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First Known Use of teardown

1926


tear down

verb

Definition of tear down

transitive verb
1 a :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 tear down in a Sentence

  1. vandals tore down the wooden fence blocking the entrance to the beach

  2. the new owners apparently bought the house just to tear it down and build a lavish mansion in its place

First Known Use of tear down

14th century


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