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English definition of “tear sth down”

tear sth down

phrasal verb with tear     /teər/ US  /ter/ verb (tore, torn)
C2 to intentionally destroy a building or other structure because it is not being used or it is not wanted any more: They're going to tear down the old hospital and build a new one.Destroying and demolishingDamaging and spoiling
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