HyperDic: lay_waste_to

English > 1 sense of the expression lay waste to:
VERBchangelay waste to, waste, devastate, desolate, ravage, scourgecause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
English > lay waste to: 1 sense > verb 1, change
MeaningCause extensive destruction or ruin utterly.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion"
Synonymswaste, devastate, desolate, ravage, scourge
NarrowerruinReduce to ruins
Broaderdestroy, ruinDestroy completely
Spanisharrasar, asolar, desgastar, desolar, destrozar, destruir, devastar, gastar
Catalanarrasar, assolar, desgastar, destrossar, devastar, gastar

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