- to tear down or break up (buildings, etc)
- to destroy; put an end to (an argument, etc)
- (facetious) to eat up ⇒
she demolished the whole cake!
Derived Formsdeˈmolisher noun
Word Origin C16: from French démolir, from Latin dēmōlīrī to throw down, destroy, from de- + mōlīrī to strive, toil, construct, from mōles mass, bulk