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"pulverize" in British English

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pulverizeverb [T]

(UK usually pulverise) uk   /ˈpʌl.vər.aɪz/  us   /-və.raɪz/
to ​press or ​crush something until it ​becomespowder or a ​softmass: pulverized ​coal/​bones informal to ​defeat someone ​easily
pulverization
noun [U] (UK usually pulverisation) uk   /ˌpʌl.vər.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/  us   /-vɚ.ə-/
(Definition of pulverize from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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pulverizeverb [T]

 us   /ˈpʌl·vəˌrɑɪz/
to ​press or ​crush something until it ​becomespowder or a ​softmass: Seashells were pulverized by the ocean’s ​waves. infml Our ​teamaims to pulverize the ​competition (= ​badlydefeat them).
(Definition of pulverize from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pulverize”
in Spanish pulverizar…
in Vietnamese nghiền thành bột…
in Malaysian mengisar sst hingga lumat…
in Thai โขลก…
in French pulvériser…
in German pulverisieren…
in Chinese (Simplified) 把(某物)压(或磨)成粉, 轻松打败…
in Indonesian menggiling…
in Chinese (Traditional) 把(某物)壓(或磨)成粉, 輕鬆打敗…
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