English verb: demolish
|1.||demolish (creation) destroy completely|
|Samples||The wrecking ball demolished the building.|
Demolish your enemies.
Pulverize the rebellion before it gets out of hand.
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Something ----s something
|Broader (hypernym)||destroy, destruct|
|2.||demolish (emotion) humiliate or depress completely|
|Samples||She was crushed by his refusal of her invitation.|
The death of her son smashed her.
|Examples||The bad news will demolish him|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s somebody.|
Something ----s somebody
|Broader (hypernym)||abase, chagrin, humble, humiliate, mortify|
|3.||demolish (competition) defeat soundly|
|Samples||The home team demolished the visitors.|
|Examples||The cars demolish down the avenue|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s somebody|
|Broader (hypernym)||defeat, get the better of, overcome|
|Narrower (hyponym)||cut to ribbons, smash, swallow|