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demolition

de muh li shuhn

  • n  an event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something
  • n  the act of demolishing

  • At the Delaware County Fair in New York state, demolition derby entrants crash their clunkers on the muddy track of the grandstand.
  • They were destroyed in a planned, controlled demolition.
  • In Japan, the demolition of a home signifies the passing of a tradition.
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  • Jeff Burton in The Associated Press
    I thought last week was horrendous,Jeff Burton said. "I thought the behavior shown last week from driver to driver was completely unacceptable. If our sport is going to become that, then we need to change it from racing to demolition cars...
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton in AFP
    I have said before that the eviction of families and demolition of homes in east Jerusalem is not in keeping with Israeli obligations,Clinton told reporters at a Washington press conference alongside Jordanian counterpart Nasser Judeh....
  • Ian McEwan in USA Today
    McEwan said he realizes the process of adaptation is "a kind of demolition job."

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