demolishing demolishing  /dɪ ˈmɑ lɪ ʃɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) complete destruction of a building

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. So many people have left Halle, in fact, that the city is demolishing scores of vacant apartment blocks.
  2. And it would take an average of 65 years for the reduced carbon emissions from a new energy-efficient home to make up for the resources lost by demolishing an old one.
  3. Game play involves demolishing targets like a medieval castle or a spaceship using an arsenal of weapons such as slingshots and cannonballs.

News

  1. PreservationWatch: SaMo Civic Auditorium: Santa Monica was considering demolishing...

    Santa Monica was considering demolishing its money-losing, '50s-era Civic Auditorium after it closes on June 30, but it will live for now. The city council this week decided to create an advisory council to search for $50 million to...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Curbed LA

  2. Tech Park deconstruction, round 3

    The board of the Little Rock Technology Park , which two years ago thought that by now it would be demolishing 30 acres of neighborhood between the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, talked today about getting something small up and running quickly to take advantage of what board chair Mary Good called start-up "momentum in Central Arkansas ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Arkansas Times

  3. Hughie Fury back in action Saturday, vows to break Mike Tyson’s record as the youngest world heavyweight champion ever

    Just one week after demolishing the Ladislav Kovarik inside one round, 18-year-old heavyweight Hughie Fury (5-0, 4 KOs) next faces journryman Tomas Mrazek (7-40-6, 5 KOs) in Norwich, England this Saturday. The bout will be Hughie’s first six-rounder.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Fightnews.com

Quotes

  1. Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat responded that if Netanyahu really wanted such talks, "he wouldn't make decisions like demolishing Palestinian houses."
    on Jun 26, 2010 By: Saeb Erekat Source: Las Vegas Sun

  2. "Demolishing a terrorist's house after an attack is the best deterrent," said Public Security Minister Avi Dichter.
    on Jul 22, 2008 By: Avi Dichter Source: USA Today

  3. "We are probably not demolishing sides like we might have two years ago, but we're grinding teams down and winning Test matches, and we're doing it well," Ponting was quoted as saying in the Sydney Morning Herald on Wednesday.
    on Jun 18, 2008 By: Ricky Ponting Source: Daily News & Analysis

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