Demolish - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dɪˈmɑːlɪʃ|  American pronunciation of the word demolish
Brit.  |dɪˈmɒlɪʃ|  British pronunciation of the word demolish
- destroy completely (syn: pulverize)
the wrecking ball demolished the building
- ruin or destroy
his book demolishes an old myth
demolished my reputation
the professor demolished the student's argument
- eat up completely, as with great appetite (syn: consume, devour, down, go through)
The teenagers demolished four pizzas among them
- defeat soundly and humiliatingly (syn: destroy)
The home team demolished the visitors

Examples

The old factory was demolished to make way for a new parking lot.

Tons of explosives were used to demolish the building.

The town hopes to restore the old theater rather than have it demolished.

The car was demolished in the accident.

They demolished the other team 51–7.

Hurricane demolished more than half a million homes.

the wrecking ball demolished the building

his book demolishes an old myth

the professor demolished the student's argument

The teenagers demolished four pizzas among them

The home team demolished the visitors

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: demolish
he/she/it: demolishes
present participle: demolishing
past tense: demolished
past participle: demolished
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