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English verb: demolish

1. demolish (creation) destroy completely


SamplesThe wrecking ball demolished the building.
Demolish your enemies.
Pulverize the rebellion before it gets out of hand.


Synonymspulverise, pulverize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)destroy, destruct

2. demolish (emotion) humiliate or depress completely


SamplesShe was crushed by his refusal of her invitation.
The death of her son smashed her.


ExamplesThe bad news will demolish him


Synonymscrush, smash


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)abase, chagrin, humble, humiliate, mortify

3. demolish (competition) defeat soundly


SamplesThe home team demolished the visitors.


ExamplesThe cars demolish down the avenue


Synonymsdestroy


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)defeat, get the better of, overcome


Narrower (hyponym)cut to ribbons, smash, swallow









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