Definition of 'demolish'
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These copies were found as we checked the rooms for the final time before demolishing the building. The Sun (2012)What he did was to demolish the myth of a clash of civilisations. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The rout in commodities has demolished that argument while hammering the sector. Times, Sunday Times (2015)All but one of these have now been demolished by the council. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Health and safety experts were called in over fears it could collapse and demolish surrounding buildings. The Sun (2014)He will just demolish your argument in a very academic and methodical way. Times, Sunday Times (2010)An immense amount of effort went into demolishing one small myth. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The forward part of the fuselage had hit the side wall of the farmhouse and demolished the whole building. BomberHe also makes short work of demolishing the argument about the capital and funding synergies enjoyed by universal banks. Times, Sunday Times (2011)More than 500 houses will be demolished to make way for them. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The programme builds up the story - only to demolish it completely. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The luck will come our way and we'll demolish a team one day. The Sun (2006)She is a barrister, always waiting to demolish all arguments. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I refuse to sit back and let that legacy be completely demolished for basketball. The Sun (2013)A gang almost demolished a building yesterday in their efforts to steal a cash dispenser. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Libraries were burnt, buildings demolished. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Called upon to demolish a building, he finds that the experience triggers memories of the destruction he left behind in his homeland. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Measuring things is useful because the findings can be used to support - or demolish - an argument. Times, Sunday Times (2007)A new bridge was being built in the capital, and her own coronation arch had been demolished to make room for it. CHRISTINA QUEEN OF SWEDEN: The Restless Life of a European Eccentric (2004)Ironically, the new tower will be on the site of an old office building erected in 1968 and now demolished. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I wanted to stage an imaginary confrontation with a banker, force him to justify his wealth, and then demolish his arguments. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'demolish'
British English: demolish /dɪˈmɒlɪʃ/ VERB
When a building is demolished, it is knocked down, often because it is old or dangerous.
The storm demolished many buildings.
- American English: demolish
- Arabic: يَهْدِمُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: demolir
- Chinese: 拆毁
- Croatian: srušiti
- Czech: zbořit
- Danish: nedrive
- Dutch: slopen
- European Spanish: demoler
- Finnish: purkaa romuttaa
- French: démolir
- German: abreißen Gebäude
- Greek: κατεδαφίζω
- Italian: demolire
- Japanese: 取り壊す
- Korean: 부수다
- Norwegian: rasere
- Polish: zburzyć
- European Portuguese: demolir
- Romanian: a demola
- Russian: разрушать
- Spanish: demoler
- Swedish: förstöra
- Thai: รื้อถอน
- Turkish: yıkmak
- Ukrainian: зносити
- Vietnamese: phá hủy
Definition of demolish from the Collins English Dictionary
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