Definition of "destroys" []

  • To ruin; spoil; render useless (verb)
  • To tear down or demolish; break up; raze (verb)
  • To put an end to; do away with; extinguish (verb)
  • To kill or annihilate (verb)
  • To crush, subdue, or defeat (verb)
  • To be destructive or cause destruction (verb)
  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of destroy. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "destroys" in a sentence
  • "Telling the story of a man whose attraction for the ungulant of the title destroys his marriage, the drama goes on to win the Tony Award as Best Play."
  • "Denaturation of green fluorescent protein destroys fluorescence, as might be expected, and mutations to residues surrounding the tripeptide fluorophore can dramatically alter the fluorescence properties."
  • "The character which Costner destroys is some kind of reformed killer like Shane or the preacher from Pale Rider with the stoicism of every strong but silent character that Clint and John Wayne have played dozens of times."