demolish


demolish
Synonyms and related words:
annihilate, answer, answer conclusively, argue down, atomize, break, break into pieces, break to pieces, break up, burst, cleave, confound, confute, contradict, controvert, crack, crash, crunch, crush, cut to pieces, decimate, defeat, deny, destroy, devastate, diffuse, dilapidate, disassemble, disintegrate, dismantle, dismiss, dismount, disperse, dispose of, disprove, disrupt, end, finish, fission, floor, fragment, grind, knock down, level, make mincemeat of, mince, nonplus, overthrow, overturn, overwhelm, parry, pick to pieces, pull down, pull in pieces, pull to pieces, pulverize, put to silence, quash, raze, rebut, reduce to rubble, reduce to silence, refute, rend, ruin, scatter, settle, shatter, shiver, shut up, silence, smash, smash all opposition, smash up, splinter, split, squash, squelch, squish, subvert, sunder, suppress, take apart, take down, tear apart, tear down, tear to pieces, tear to shreds, tear to tatters, terminate, topple, total, unbuild, undermine, undo, unmake, upset, wrack, wrack up, wreck

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  • Demolish — De*mol ish, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Demolished}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Demolishing}.] [F. d[ e]molir, fr. L. demoliri, p. p. demolitus; de + moliri to set a thing in motion, to work, construct, from moles a huge mass or structure. See {Mole} a mound, and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • demolish — index consume, damage, defeat, destroy (efface), devastate, eliminate (eradicate), eradicate …   Law dictionary

  • demolish — 1560s, from M.Fr. demoliss , prp. stem of démolir to destroy, tear down (late 14c.), from L. demoliri tear down, from de down (see DE (Cf. de )) + moliri build, construct, from moles (gen. molis) massive structure (see …   Etymology dictionary

  • demolish — *destroy, raze Analogous words: wreck, *ruin, dilapidate: devastate, *ravage, waste, sack Antonyms: construct …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • demolish — [v] destroy; consume annihilate, break, bulldoze, burst, crack, crush, decimate, defeat, devastate, devour, dilapidate, dismantle, eat, flatten, gobble up, knock down, level, obliterate, overthrow, overturn, pulverize, put away, put in toilet*,… …   New thesaurus

  • demolish — ► VERB 1) pull or knock down (a building). 2) comprehensively refute or defeat. 3) humorous eat up (food) quickly. ORIGIN Latin demoliri, from moliri construct …   English terms dictionary

  • demolish — [di mäl′ish] vt. [< extended stem of Fr démolir < L demoliri, to pull down, destroy < de , down + moliri, to build, construct < moles, a mass: see MOLE3] 1. to pull down, tear down, or smash to pieces (a building, etc.) 2. to destroy; …   English World dictionary

  • demolish — [[t]dɪmɒ̱lɪʃ[/t]] demolishes, demolishing, demolished 1) VERB To demolish something such as a building means to destroy it completely. [V n] A storm moved directly over the island, demolishing buildings and flooding streets... [V n] The building… …   English dictionary

  • demolish — [16] To demolish something is etymologically to ‘deconstruct’ it. The word comes from demoliss , the stem of Old French demolir, which in turn came from Latin dēmōlīrī ‘throw down, demolish’. This was a compound verb formed from the prefix dē ,… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • demolish */ — UK [dɪˈmɒlɪʃ] / US [dɪˈmɑlɪʃ] verb [transitive] Word forms demolish : present tense I/you/we/they demolish he/she/it demolishes present participle demolishing past tense demolished past participle demolished 1) a) to deliberately destroy a… …   English dictionary

  • demolish — [16] To demolish something is etymologically to ‘deconstruct’ it. The word comes from demoliss , the stem of Old French demolir, which in turn came from Latin dēmōlīrī ‘throw down, demolish’. This was a compound verb formed from the prefix dē ,… …   Word origins