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cut a swathe through sth

to destroy a large part of something or kill many of a group of people: The storm cut a swathe through the village.
Translations of “cut a swathe through sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 把…夷爲平地, 嚴重摧毀, 大批殺戮…
in Chinese (Simplified) 把…夷为平地, 严重摧毁, 大批杀戮…
(Definition of cut a swathe through sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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