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tear down

verb

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1 to bring to a complete end the physical soundness, existence, or usefulness of
  • vandals tore down the wooden fence blocking the entrance to the beach

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2 to destroy (as a building) completely by knocking down or breaking to pieces
  • the new owners apparently bought the house just to tear it down and build a lavish mansion in its place

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The first known use of tear down was in the 14th century

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“Tear down.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/tear%20down. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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