demolish demolish  /dɪ ˈmɑ lɪʃ/


  1. (v) destroy completely
  2. (v) humiliate or depress completely
  3. (v) defeat soundly


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  1. It helps that some of his most unpopular moves, like his unilateral decision to demolish a small lakefont airport in 2003 under the cover of night, seem nearly forgotten.
  2. Sachs wants to demolish the notion that economic progress and environmental protection are incompatible.
  3. Wal-Mart decided to rely on Garner's local knowledge, contracting Broadway Consolidated first to demolish the old factory and then to build the 150,000-sq.


  1. Preservation Watch: Stahl's Plan to Demolish a Landmark Might be Falling Apart

    As we detailed earlier this week, Stahl Real Estate's hardship application that, if granted, would allow it to demolish two landmarked six-story walkups on York Avenue between 64th and 65th Streets is, let's just say, somewhat fishy. The Landmarks...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Curbed New York

  2. Salisbury Allowed To Rehab, Demolish, Or Sell Vacant Homes

    SALISBURY, Md. - In an effort to continue to beautify Salisbury, Monday, the City Council approved an ordinance that could let the Wicomico County Circuit Court appoint someone to rehabilitate, demolish,
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WMDT Salisbury

  3. City to demolish collapsed building

    SOUTH BEND — City officials plan to demolish a building that partially collapsed northwest of downtown early Monday morning.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: South Bend Tribune


  1. "Detainees at Abu Ghraib will be relocated. Then, with the approval of the Iraqi government, we will demolish the Abu Ghraib prison, as a fitting symbol of Iraq's new beginning," Bush said during a May 2004 speech.
    on Mar 9, 2006 By: President Bush Source: ABC News

  2. "We will identify the illegally built temples first and check on their status. We want to know if there have been any moves or notices to demolish or relocate them," Samy said.
    on Dec 24, 2007 By: S Samy Vellu Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "I told the International Board that a player who is deliberately attacking another player and tries to demolish a player should be banned, and not only for three matches but temporarily banned or a life ban depending on the severity of the...
    on Mar 9, 2008 By: Sepp Blatter Source: International Herald Tribune

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