Engelsk ordbog



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Engelsk udsagnsord: destroy

1. destroy (om tilvejebringelse) do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe fire destroyed the house.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)destruct


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Mindre specifikke termerundo, unmake


Mere specifikke termerbreak apart, break up, demolish, demyelinate, destruct, dilapidate, disassemble, dismantle, dismantle, do away with, eliminate, end, eradicate, exterminate, extinguish, extirpate, fracture, get rid of, interdict, kill, level, pull down, pulverise, pulverize, rase, raze, root out, self-destroy, self-destruct, sweep away, take apart, take down, tear down, uproot, wipe out

2. destroy (om relation) destroy completely; damage irreparably


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningYou have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!.
The tears ruined her make-up.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)ruin


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Mere specifikke termerbreak, break, burn, burn down, bust, bust up, consume, desolate, despoil, devastate, devour, do a job on, explode, fire, get, harry, kick down, kick in, lay waste to, plunder, rape, ravage, ravage, scourge, shipwreck, spoil, subvert, vandalise, vandalize, violate, wash out, waste, wrack, wreck

3. destroy (om konkurrence) defeat soundly


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe home team demolished the visitors.


Eksempler på anvendelseThe fighter managed to destroy his opponent


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)demolish


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s somebody


Mindre specifikke termerdefeat, get the better of, overcome


Mere specifikke termercut to ribbons, smash, swallow

4. destroy (om relation) put (an animal) to death


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe customs agents destroyed the dog that was found to be rabid.
The sick cat had to be put down.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)put down


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something


Mindre specifikke termerkill









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