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vandalize

verb [T] uk ( UK usually vandalise)   /ˈvæn.dəl.aɪz/ us  
to intentionally damage property belonging to other people: When I got back, my car had been vandalized. They are the type of teenagers likely to vandalize phone boxes.
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