HyperDic: demolish

English > 4 senses of the word demolish:
VERBcreationdemolish, pulverize, pulverisedestroy completely
creationdemolishruin or destroy
consumptiondemolish, devour, down, consume, go througheat immoderately
competitiondemolish, destroydefeat soundly
demolish > pronunciation
Soundsdihmaa'lihsh
Rhymesabolish ... Yiddish: 161 rhymes with ihsh...
English > demolish: 4 senses > verb 1, creation
MeaningDestroy completely.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "the wrecking ball demolished the building"
  • "demolish your enemies"
Synonymspulverize, pulverise
Broaderdestroy, destructDo away with, cause the destruction or undoing of
Spanishdemoler, derribar, derruir, derrumbar, pulverizar
Catalandemolir, derruir, enderrocar, esbucar, esfondrar
Nounsdemolishingcomplete destruction of a building
demolitionthe act of demolishing
demolitionan event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something
English > demolish: 4 senses > verb 2, creation
MeaningRuin or destroy.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "his book demolishes an old myth"
  • "demolished my reputation"
  • "the professor demolished the student's argument"
Broaderdestroy, destructDo away with, cause the destruction or undoing of
English > demolish: 4 senses > verb 3, consumption
MeaningEat immoderately.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
Synonymsdevour, down, consume, go through
Broadereat up, finish, polish offFinish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table
Spanishconsumir, devorar, ingerir
Catalanconsumir, devorar, ingerir
English > demolish: 4 senses > verb 4, competition
Meaningdefeat soundly.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
ModelThe cars demolish down the avenue
Example"The home team demolished the visitors"
Synonymdestroy
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
Nounsdemolitionthe act of demolishing

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