What does the word demolish mean?

Usage examples for demolish

  1. Upon this the heavy infantry and a number of the people in Piraeus immediately got up on the fortification and began to demolish it. – The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides
  2. Is it, pray, any new thing for a single knight- errant to demolish an army of two hundred thousand men, as if they all had but one throat or were made of sugar paste? – The History of Don Quixote, Volume II., Complete by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  3. The peasants demolish farms, and farmers set fire to towns, villages, thrashing floors, etc." – The Red Conspiracy by Joseph J. Mereto