Synonyms and Antonyms of tearing down
- vandals tore down the wooden fence blocking the entrance to the beach
beating, besting, clobbering, conquering, crushing, defeating, drubbing, licking, mastering, overbearing, overcoming, overmatching, prevailing (over), routing, scotching, skunking, subduing, surmounting, thrashing, trimming, triumphing (over), trouncing, walloping, whipping, winning (against)
blasting, blowing up, breaking, crippling, damaging, defacing, deteriorating, disfiguring, disintegrating, dissolving, dynamiting, harming, impairing, injuring, mangling, marring, mutilating, spoiling, vitiating
- the new owners apparently bought the house just to tear it down and build a lavish mansion in its place
abolishing, annihilating, cracking up, crushing, dashing, decimating, destroying, devastating, devouring, dissolving, doing in, eradicating, extirpating, finishing, flattening, obliterating, overturning, pulverizing, ravaging, ruining, scourging, smashing, totaling (or totalling), unmaking, wasting, wiping out, wrecking
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