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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


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

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

Narrower (hyponym)cut to ribbons, smash, swallow

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