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demolish

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1 to destroy (as a building) completely by knocking down or breaking to pieces

  • developers demolished the old warehouse to make room for the new shopping mall
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2 to bring to a complete end the physical soundness, existence, or usefulness of

  • most of the buildings in the town had been demolished in the bombing raid
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3 to cause to break open or into pieces by or as if by an explosive

  • terrorists used a powerful pipe bomb to demolish the concrete wall around the compound
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