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Definition of "demolish" []

  • To tear down completely; raze. (verb-transitive)
  • To do away with completely; put an end to. (verb-transitive)
  • To damage (someone's reputation, for example) severely. See Synonyms at ruin. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "demolish" in a sentence
  • "Would destroy - as in demolish and concrete over - communities that have developed over centuries and vast swathes of unspoilt countryside and ancient woodlands and prime farmland."
  • "Blendtec - a company that manufactures blenders and produces a series called demolish the iPad a few months back, which must have gone straight to the heart of a goodly number of Apple fanboys and girls."
  • "To "demolish" Behe's review of the malaria evidence, one would need to show evolution's ability to do much more with malaria than blow up bridges to foil adversarial attacks."