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destroying

verb
present participle of destroy

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1 to bring to a complete end the physical soundness, existence, or usefulness of
  • they practically destroyed the safe in order to get at the money inside
  • their poor scores on the final exam destroyed any chance they might have had to pass the course

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3 to deprive of life
  • regrettably, the veterinarian was forced to destroy the injured horse

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“Destroying.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/destroying. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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