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English translation of 'zerstören'

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zerstören

Word forms: zerstört past participle
Verb Table transitive verb
(literal, figurative) to destroy
[Rowdys] to vandalize
[Gesundheit] to wreck
Verb Table intransitive verb
to destroy

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Example Sentences Including 'zerstören'

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Aber er hatte nie die Macht, Leben zu schenken, nur zu zerstören.
Ahrens, Jutta Der König von Assur
Doch sobald das Licht verlöscht, ist das fremde Gesicht wieder da und die Aufforderung, es zu zerstören.
Crepon, Tom Leben und Tode des Hans Fallada
Er nahm Proben von beiden Lungenflügeln und schickte sie nach Washington - in einer chemischen Lösung, die eventuell noch lebende Erreger abgetötet hätte, ohne das genetische Material zu zerstören.
Die Tageszeitung (1998)
So kann der behandelnde Arzt auf Knopfdruck an einer bestimmten Stelle des Verdauungstraktes die Wirkstoffe freisetzen - Zellgifte etwa, die einen bösartigen Tumor zerstören sollen.
Der Spiegel
Und dabei wußte sie genau, dieser Mann hatte nichts anderes im Sinn, als ihre Familie zu zerstören.
Huby, Felix Bienzle und der Biedermann
Wenn Asarhaddon aber erst die Macht spürt, die er über dich hat, wird er dich mit Genuß zerstören.
Ahrens, Jutta Der König von Assur

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'zerstören' in Other Languages

British English: destroy /dɪˈstrɔɪ/ VERB
To destroy something means to cause so much damage to it that it is completely ruined or does not exist any more.
The building was completely destroyed.
  • American English: destroy
  • Arabic: يُدَمِّرُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: destruir
  • Chinese: 破坏
  • Croatian: uništiti
  • Czech: ničit
  • Danish: ødelægge
  • Dutch: verwoesten
  • European Spanish: destruir
  • Finnish: tuhota
  • French: détruire
  • German: zerstören
  • Greek: καταστρέφω
  • Italian: distruggere
  • Japanese: 破壊する
  • Korean: 파괴하다
  • Norwegian: ødelegge
  • Polish: zniszczyć
  • European Portuguese: destruir
  • Romanian: a distruge
  • Russian: уничтожать
  • Latin American Spanish: destruir
  • Swedish: förstöra
  • Thai: ทำลาย
  • Turkish: yok etmek
  • Ukrainian: знищувати
  • Vietnamese: phá hủy
British English: ruin /ˈruːɪn/ VERB
To ruin something means to severely harm, damage, or spoil it.
My wife is ruining her health through worry.
  • American English: ruin
  • Arabic: يُدَمِّرُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: arruinar
  • Chinese: 毁灭
  • Croatian: uništiti
  • Czech: zkazit
  • Danish: ruinere
  • Dutch: ruïneren
  • European Spanish: arruinar
  • Finnish: tuhota
  • French: ruiner
  • German: zerstören
  • Greek: καταστρέφω
  • Italian: rovinare
  • Japanese: 荒廃させる
  • Korean: 파괴하다
  • Norwegian: ruinere
  • Polish: zrujnować
  • European Portuguese: arruinar
  • Romanian: a distruge
  • Russian: разрушать
  • Latin American Spanish: arruinar
  • Swedish: förstöra
  • Thai: ทำให้พินาศ
  • Turkish: mahvetmek
  • Ukrainian: псувати
  • Vietnamese: tàn phá
British English: wreck /rɛk/ VERB
To wreck something means to completely destroy or ruin it.
Twenty-one people were injured and 50 houses wrecked.
  • American English: wreck
  • Arabic: يُحَطِّمُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: destruir
  • Chinese: 拆毁
  • Croatian: uništiti
  • Czech: zdemolovat
  • Danish: ødelægge
  • Dutch: verwoesten
  • European Spanish: demoler
  • Finnish: romuttaa
  • French: dévaster
  • German: zerstören
  • Greek: τορπιλίζω
  • Italian: demolire
  • Japanese: 大破する
  • Korean: 파괴하다
  • Norwegian: vrake
  • Polish: zdewastować
  • European Portuguese: destruir
  • Romanian: a avaria
  • Russian: терпеть катастрофу
  • Latin American Spanish: demoler
  • Swedish: förstöra
  • Thai: ทำให้เสียหายยับเยิน
  • Turkish: berbat etmek
  • Ukrainian: руйнувати
  • Vietnamese: làm hỏng
British English: blight VERB
If something blights your life or your hopes, it damages and spoils them.
An embarrassing blunder nearly blighted his career before it got off the ground.

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