vandalize

verb van·dal·ize \ ˈvan-də-ˌlīz \
Updated on: 8 Dec 2017

Definition of vandalize

vandalized; vandalizing
transitive verb
: to subject to vandalism : damage

vandalization

play \ˌvan-də-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Examples of vandalize in a Sentence

  1. Our car was vandalized in the parking lot.

  2. he decided to vandalize the store because the owner had kicked him out

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Origin and Etymology of vandalize


VANDALIZE Defined for English Language Learners

vandalize

verb

Definition of vandalize for English Language Learners

  • : to deliberately destroy or damage (property)


VANDALIZE Defined for Kids

vandalize

verb van·dal·ize \ ˈvan-də-ˌlīz \

Definition of vandalize for Students

vandalized; vandalizing
: to destroy or damage property on purpose

Law Dictionary

vandalize

transitive verb van·dal·ize \ ˈvand-ᵊl-ˌīz \

legal Definition of vandalize

vandalized; vandalizing
: to subject to vandalism


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