destroy destroy  /dɪs ˈtrɔ ɪ/


  1. (v) do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of
  2. (v) destroy completely; damage irreparably
  3. (v) defeat soundly
  4. (v) put (an animal) to death



  1. It is to destroy conservative leaders, and not just in elected office, but leading.
  2. But with the need to destroy the enemy lest he destroy us, those niceties could not be observed.
  3. Some of them told us how it would destroy the airplane.


  1. South Fork: Colorado Fire May Destroy Entire Town

    In South Fork, Colorado, fire may destroy the entire town. As dry conditions and high wind fuel the massive fires, authorities are concerned that they will continue to spread. Officials have ordered all 400 residents of South Fork to evacuate immediately. They estimate that the chance of saving the town from the blaze is “low... Read more » South Fork: Colorado Fire May Destroy Entire Town is a ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The Inquisitr

  2. Watsonville strawberry grower told to destroy crop because of illegal pesticides

    A Watsonville strawberry farmer agreed to pay a fine and destroy some of his berries after state regulators found he used an illegal pesticide on them. The California Department of Pesticide Regulation announced a settlement agreement with Lorenzo Lopez of V.L. Farms on Thursday. Lopez acknowledged illegally using the insecticide methomyl and agreed to destroy 10 acres of his 20-acre farm ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: KSBW Salinas

  3. Flames destroy Billerica home

    BILLERICA, Mass. -- Flames destroy a home in Billerica Thursday morning. The fire started just before 5 a.m.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: 7 News Boston


  1. Those "who seek to sow conflict, or blame their society's ills on the West, know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy," Obama said.
    on Jan 20, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Bloomberg

  2. "I don't see any reason to destroy the franchise value or to create the huge legal uncertainties of trying to formally nationalize a bank when that just isn't necessary," Mr. Bernanke told the Senate Banking Committee.
    on Feb 24, 2009 By: Ben Bernanke Source: Wall Street Journal

  3. "This is a shocking invasion of the governor's privacy and a violation of law. The matter has been turned over to the appropriate authorities and we hope that anyone in possession of these e-mails will destroy them," the McCain campaign said in...
    on Sep 17, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Newsweek

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