demolish

Part of speech: verb

To tear or throw down; destroy; ruin.

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Usage examples "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", 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", Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.
  3. The peasants demolish farms, and farmers set fire to towns, villages, thrashing floors, etc." - "The Red Conspiracy", Joseph J. Mereto.