HyperDic: destroy

English > 4 senses of the word destroy:
VERBcreationdestroy, destructdo away with, cause the destruction or undoing of
contactdestroy, ruindestroy completely
competitiondestroy, demolishdefeat soundly
contactdestroy, put downput (an animal) to death
destroy > pronunciation
Soundsdihstroy'
RhymesDelacroix ... viceroy: 6 rhymes with roy...
English > destroy: 4 senses > verb 1, creation
MeaningDo away with, cause the destruction or undoing of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"The fire destroyed the house"
Synonymdestruct
Narrowerdemolish, pulverize, pulveriseDestroy completely
demolishRuin or destroy
demyelinateDestroy the myelin sheath of
destructDestroy (one's own missile or rocket)
dilapidateBring into a condition of decay or partial ruin by neglect or misuse
disassemble, dismantle, take apart, break up, break aparttake apart into its constituent pieces
endput an end to
extinguish, eliminate, get rid of, do away withTerminate, end, or take out
fractureinterrupt, break / break, or destroy
interdictDestroy by firepower, such as an enemy's line of communication
killDestroy a vitally essential quality of or in
level, raze, rase, dismantle, tear down, take down, pull downtear down so as to make flat with the ground
self-destruct, self-destroyDo away with oneself or itself
uproot, eradicate, extirpate, root out, exterminateDestroy completely, as if down to the roots
wipe out, sweep awayEliminate completely and without a trace
Broaderunmake, undodeprive of certain characteristics / characteristics
Spanisharrasar, arruinar, destrozar, destruir
Catalanarrasar, destrossar, destruir, trencar
Adjectivesdestructibleeasily destroyed
destructivecausing destruction or much damage / damage
Nounsdestroyera small fast lightly armored but heavily armed warship
destroyera person who destroys or ruins or lays waste to
destructionthe termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists
English > destroy: 4 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningDestroy completely; damage irreparably.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymruin
Entailed bysack, plunderplunder (a town) after capture
NarrowerbreakFind a flaw in
break, bustruin completely
burn, fire, burn downDestroy by fire
bust up, wreck, wracksmash / smash / smash / smash or break / break forcefully
consumeDestroy completely
devourDestroy completely
do a job onDestroy completely or make ugly or useless
explodeDestroy by exploding
getOvercome or destroy
harry, ravagemake a pillaging or destructive raid on (a place) , as in wartimes
kick in, kick downopen violently
lay waste to, waste, devastate, desolate, ravage, scourgeCause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
rape, spoil, despoil, violate, plunderDestroy and strip of its possession
shipwreckDestroy a ship
subvertDestroy completely
vandalize, vandaliseDestroy wantonly, as through acts of vandalism
wash outWear or destroy by the force of water
Spanisharrasar, arruinar, deshacer, destrozar, destruir, romper
Catalanarrasar, arruïnar, destrossar, destruir
Adjectivesdestructibleeasily destroyed
Nounsdestroyera small fast lightly armored but heavily armed warship
destroyera person who destroys or ruins or lays waste to
destructionthe termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists
destructionan event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something
English > destroy: 4 senses > verb 3, competition
Meaningdefeat soundly.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
ModelThe fighter managed to destroy his opponent
Synonymdemolish
Narrowercut to ribbonsdefeat totally
smashoverthrow or destroy (something considered evil or harmful)
swallowengulf and destroy
Broaderget the better of, overcome, defeatwin a victory over
Spanishdemoler, derribar, destrozar, destruir
Catalanabatre, demolir, destrossar, destruir
English > destroy: 4 senses > verb 4, contact
Meaningput (an animal) to death.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"The customs agents destroyed the dog that was found to be rabid"
Synonymput down
BroaderkillCause to die
Spanishdestruir, matar

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