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vandalismnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈvæn.dəl.ɪ.zəm/
C2 law the ​crime of ​intentionallydamagingpropertybelonging to other ​people: Beset by ​violence and vandalism, this is one of the most ​unpleasantareas in the ​city. These ​schools are ​known to be ​vulnerable to vandalism. any ​activity that is ​considered to be ​damaging or ​destroying something that was good: Cutting down the ​oldforest was an ​act of vandalism. The ​advertising industry's use of ​classicsongs is vandalism of ​popularculture, he said.
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