Definition of Demolish

1. Verb. Destroy completely. "Pulverize the rebellion before it gets out of hand"

Exact synonyms: Pulverise, Pulverize
Generic synonyms: Destroy, Destruct
Derivative terms: Demolishing, Demolition, Demolition, Pulverisation, Pulverization



2. Verb. Humiliate or depress completely. "The bad news will demolish him"; "The death of her son smashed her"
Exact synonyms: Crush, Smash
Generic synonyms: Abase, Chagrin, Humble, Humiliate, Mortify
Derivative terms: Demolition

3. Verb. Defeat soundly. "The fighter managed to demolish his opponent"; "The home team demolished the visitors"
Exact synonyms: Destroy
Specialized synonyms: Smash, Swallow, Cut To Ribbons
Generic synonyms: Defeat, Get The Better Of, Overcome
Derivative terms: Demolition

Definition of Demolish

1. v. t. To throw or pull down; to raze; to destroy the fabric of; to pull to pieces; to ruin; as, to demolish an edifice, or a wall.

Definition of Demolish

1. Verb. To destroy; to destruct ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To utterly defeat ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Demolish

1. to destroy [v -ED, -ING, -ES] - See also: destroy

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Literary usage of Demolish

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1. The New System of Criminal Procedure, Pleading and Evidence in Indictable by John Frederick Archbold (1852)
"... beginning to demolish a Church, Haute, Sft. Indictment. to wit. \ oath present, that AB, EF, and GH, together with divers other persons to the jurors ..."

2. The Ecclesiastical Law by Richard Burn, Robert Philip Tyrwhitt (1824)
"... By the riot and tumultuously assembled together, to the disturbance of the act. public peace, shall unlawfully and with force demolish or pull down, ..."

3. A Treatise on Crimes and Misdemeanors by William Oldnall Russell (1877)
"The prisoners were indicted for beginning to demolish a building used in carrying on a trade. It appeared that they began by j?reaking the windows and doors ..."

4. Political Essay on the Kingdom of New Spain: With Physical Sections and Maps by Alexander von Humboldt (1822)
"... was done than burn and demolish houses. Those of the city said to our however, did not induce the king to declare in what place his treasures were ..."

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