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English definition of “demolish”


verb [T] (DESTROY)    /dɪˈmɒl.ɪʃ/ US  /-ˈmɑː.lɪʃ/
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 demolition     /ˌdem.əˈlɪʃ.ən/ noun [C or U] the act of destroying something such as a building: the demolition of dangerous buildingsDestroying and demolishingDamaging and spoiling
(Definition of demolish verb (DESTROY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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