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demolish

verb [T] uk   /dɪˈmɒl.ɪʃ/ us    /-ˈmɑː.lɪʃ/

demolish verb [T] (DESTROY)

B2 to completely destroy a building, especially in order to use the land for something else: A number of houses were demolished so that the supermarket could be built.Destroying and demolishingDamaging and spoiling C2 to prove that an argument or theory is wrong: He completely demolished all her arguments.Proving and disproving

demolish verb [T] (DEFEAT)

to easily defeat someone: In a surprise result, Aberdeen demolished Celtic 5–0.Winning and defeatingScoring, winning and losing in sport

demolish verb [T] (EAT)

humorous to quickly eat all the food you have been given: Joe demolished an enormous plateful of sausages and chips.EatingBiting, chewing and swallowing
demolition
noun [C or U] uk   /ˌdem.əˈlɪʃ.ən/ us  
the act of destroying something such as a building: the demolition of dangerous buildingsDestroying and demolishingDamaging and spoiling
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